Open versus minimally invasive ureteroneocystostomy: A population-level analysis.

  title={Open versus minimally invasive ureteroneocystostomy: A population-level analysis.},
  author={Hsin-Hsiao Scott Wang and Rohit Tejwani and Glenn M Cannon and Patricio C Gargollo and John Samuel Wiener and Jonathan C Routh},
  journal={Journal of pediatric urology},
  volume={12 4},
INTRODUCTION Open ureteroneocystostomy (UNC) is the gold standard for surgical correction of vesicoureteral reflux (VUR). Beyond single-center reports, there are few published data on outcomes of minimally-invasive (MIS) UNC. Our objective was to compare postoperative outcomes of open and MIS UNC using national, population-level data. METHOD We reviewed the 1998-2012 Nationwide Inpatient Sample to identify pediatric (≤18 years) VUR patients who underwent either open or MIS UNC. Demographics… CONTINUE READING
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