Single-setting robot-assisted kidney transplantation consecutive to single-port laparoscopic nephrectomy in a child and robot-assisted living-related donor nephrectomy: initial Ghent experienceKidney transplantation (KT) is the gold-standard treatment for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in children. Robot-assisted kidney transplantation (RAKT) in adults is becoming increasingly common with potentially improved morbidity compared with open KT. The study objective was to evaluate feasibility and outcomes of RAKT in children.
Laparoscopic ureterocalicostomy in children: The technique and feasibilityUreterocalicostomy is a salvage technique commonly used for failed pyeloplasties; it has also been reported as a primary procedure in ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO). This video describes the technique of laparoscopic ureterocalicostomy for primary UPJO in a child with a malrotated kidney and parenchymal thinning. A 13-year-old girl with symptomatic UPJO was found to have a malrotated kidney with a high posterior insertion of the ureter. A laparoscopic dependent ureterocalicostomy over a double-J stent was performed.
Robotic-assisted laparoscopic artificial urinary sphincter and MACE procedure on a pediatric patientTo describe robotic-assisted laparoscopic artificial urinary sphincter (RAL-AUS) placement and a Malone antegrade continent enema (MACE) procedure on a 6-year-old girl.
Robot-assisted laparoscopic pyeloureterostomy in infants with duplex systems and upper pole hydronephrosis: Variations in double-J ureteral stenting techniquesWe describe our experience with robot-assisted laparoscopic (RAL) pyeloureterostomy in infants with duplex systems and upper pole hydronephrosis with an emphasis on the various double J (DJ) ureteral stent placement techniques.
Single incision prone retroperitoneoscopic paediatric nephrectomyWe have previously reported our early experience (2 patients) of single-incision nephrectomy via the retroperitoneal prone route using an advanced access platform (GelPOINT Mini). Here, we review our series to date and also present a detailed video demonstrating the technique.
The ‘double hitch’ manoeuvre in laparoscopic pyeloplasty – Early experienceIntra-corporeal anastomosis in laparoscopic pyeloplasty is laborious, time consuming and challenging. 14 children underwent laparoscopic dismembered pyeloplasty using a three port, transperitoneal approach over a one year period in whom a novel approach (“double hitch” manoeuvre) (Group-2, n = 9) was used and operating times compared with the conventional “single hitch” (Group-1, n = 5). The mean operating time in Group 1 (172.4 min) and in Group 2 (129.5 min) was significantly different. Mean follow up in Group-1 and Group-2 was 14 and 6 months respectively.