Robot assisted pyeloplasty in the infant-lessons learned.

@article{Kutikov2006RobotAP,
  title={Robot assisted pyeloplasty in the infant-lessons learned.},
  author={Alexander Y. Kutikov and Michael Nguyen and Thomas J. Guzzo and Daniel J. Canter and Pasquale Casale},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2006},
  volume={176 5},
  pages={
          2237-9; discussion 2239-40
        }
}
PURPOSE Robot assisted pyeloplasty is emerging as an effective tool for treatment of ureteropelvic junction obstruction in the pediatric population. However, access needed for the procedure is difficult in the small abdominal cavity of an infant. We present our experience with infant robot assisted pyeloplasty, along with some lessons learned that render this procedure possible in these small patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Nine children 3 to 8 months old (mean 5.6) underwent transperitoneal… CONTINUE READING
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