Parapelvic cyst: A rare cause of ureteropelvic junction obstruction in a pediatric patient managed with robotic cyst decorticationWe report a case of a right parapelvic renal cyst causing intermittent ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO).
Robotic-assisted excision of a prostatic utricle cyst in a 12-month boy with proximal hypospadia and 45X0/ 46XY karyotypeProstatic utricle cysts result from incomplete regression of Mullerian duct structures and occur most frequently in males with perineal or peno-scrotal hypospadias. Utricular cysts may present with various signs and symptoms including urinary tract infection, pain and post-void incontinence, a palpable abdominal mass or recurrent epididymitis.
Robot-assisted laparoscopic diverticulectomy with ureteral reimplantationThe objective is to describe our experience with robot-assisted laparoscopic diverticulectomy with extravesical ureteral reimplantation in a pediatric patient.
Robot-assisted laparoscopic pyelotomy and ileal ureter substitution: video demonstrationWhile robot-assisted laparoscopic (RAL) ileal ureter substitution is a known treatment option for managing recurrent ureteral stricture, video documentation of this procedure is lacking. This article aims to visually demonstrate the surgical technique used in an RAL pyelotomy and ileal ureter substitution.
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.
Robot-assisted laparoscopic transplant-to-native ureteroureterostomy of an intraperitoneal renal allograftThe objective is to describe our experience with robot-assisted laparoscopic transplant-to-native ureteroureterostomy (UU) in a pediatric patient with an intraperitoneal renal allograft. We have previously demonstrated this technique for an extraperitoneal allograft.
Robot-assisted laparoscopic pyeloplasty in infants using 5-mm instrumentsUtilization 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.
Robotic appendicovesicostomy revision in a pediatric neobladder patientRobot-assisted surgical techniques are being applied to increasingly complex procedures. However, re-operative surgeries for reconstruction are conventionally performed open, owing to the potential for intra-abdominal adhesions. In this video, we present a robot-assisted laparoscopic revision of an appendicovesicostomy channel on a patient with a neobladder.
Extracorporeal ureteral tailoring during HIDES laparoscopic robotic-assisted ureteral reimplantation for megaureterAlthough 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.