- The aim was to demonstrate surgical techniques used in pediatric robot-assisted laparoscopic megaureter tapering (RALMT) with ureteral reimplantation. We report on our preliminary experience.
- Although laparoscopic robotic-assisted intracorporeal ureteral tailoring is feasible and several authors have reported doing it, it adds a level of complexity to the surgery that many robotic surgeons are uncomfortable with. Also, some techniques for tailoring the ureter, like the one described by Ossandon, would be very difficult to perform intracorporeally or violate principles of hidden incision endoscopic surgery (HIDES) by adding extra ports in visible locations.
- To demonstrate a novel technique for robot-assisted laparoscopic excisional tailoring and reimplantation of a refluxing megaureter.