- Single-port robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery is a breakthrough in the field of minimally invasive surgery. However, it is currently only applicable to older children due to the limitation of operating space. Here, we report a case of single-port robot-assisted laparoscopic pyeloplasty (RALP) using the da Vinci Xi® surgical system in a 7-months infant.
- Utilization of the robotic approach to pyeloplasty continues to grow in the field of pediatric urology. Adoption in the infant population has perhaps been the slowest because of the limited operative domain and relatively large instruments.