Retroperitoneoscopic vs open dismembered pyeloplasty for ureteropelvic junction obstruction in children.

@article{Valla2009RetroperitoneoscopicVO,
  title={Retroperitoneoscopic vs open dismembered pyeloplasty for ureteropelvic junction obstruction in children.},
  author={J. S. Valla and Jean Br{\'e}aud and Stephen J. Griffin and Nicolas Sautot-Vial and Federica Beretta and R Guan{\`a} and Thomas Gelas and Xavier Carpentier and Regine Leculee and Henry Steyaert},
  journal={Journal of pediatric urology},
  year={2009},
  volume={5 5},
  pages={368-73}
}
PURPOSE To compare the effectiveness, potential advantages and complications of classical open pyeloplasty with retroperitoneoscopic pyeloplasty in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS Two patient cohorts with confirmed ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO) undergoing open or retroperitoneoscopic pyeloplasty over a 7-year period were analysed comparatively. RESULTS Operative time was significantly longer in the retroperitoneoscopic group (mean 155 min) compared to the open pyeloplasty group… CONTINUE READING
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