Cutaneous pyeloureteral stent for laparoscopic (robot)-assisted pyeloplasty

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Abstract

  • © Copyright 2014, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. 2014. Background and Purpose: In select centers, laparoscopic (robot)-assisted pyeloplasty has emerged as a viable approach for the treatment of ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO). Stent placement for urinary diversion is a common postoperative practice with several potential techniques and respective challenges. Robot-assisted diversion techniques such as indwelling Double-J or nephroureteral stents require either additional anesthesia or costs or they carry bleeding risks. Herein we describe an alternative postpyeloplasty cutaneous pyeloureteral (CPU) stenting technique that minimizes these challenges and achieves effective urinary diversion.
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  • Dangle PP; Shah AB; Gundeti MS
  • Start Page

  • 1168
  • End Page

  • 1171
  • Volume

  • 28
  • Issue

  • 10