, Volume 43, Issue 3, pp 255–260 | Cite as

Initial experiences with laparoscopy and flexible ureteroscopy combination pyeloplasty in management of ectopic pelvic kidney with stone and ureter–pelvic junction obstruction

  • Zhuo Yin
  • Y. B. Wei
  • B. L. Liang
  • K. Q. Zhou
  • Y. L. Gao
  • B. Yan
  • Z. Wang
  • J. R. Yang
Original Paper


To demonstrate the safety and efficacy of combine laparoscopy and flexible ureteroscopy to treat ectopic pelvic kidneys with ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO) and stones. 16 patients of ectopic pelvic kidneys with ureteropelvic junction obstruction and stones were treated with laparoscopy and flexible ureteroscopy (FURS). The operative time, required dose of tramadol, visual analog pain scale (VAPS), postoperative day, stone-free rates (SFRs), perioperative complications, and serum creatinine were evaluated. The SFRs were evaluated with noncontrasted renal computed tomography (CT). Intravenous pyelography (IVP) and CT scan were used to evaluate the UPJO. Stone-free status was defined as absence of stone fragments in kidney or the size of that is less than 3 mm. Operation time from 118 to 225 min, average time (171 ± 28) min; lithotomy time from 16 to 45 min, average time (32 ± 6) min. Average tramadol required at the first day postoperation was (118 ± 49.6) mg; at the second day was (78 ± 24.8) mg. VAPS score at 24 h (5.0 ± 0.7), VAPS score at 48 h (2.5 ± 0.8). Postoperative day (3.9 ± 0.6) days. Stone-free rate was 100 %. Average serum creatinine was (88.7 ± 24.3) mol/L before surgery and (92.8 ± 21.6) mol/L after surgery. No major complication. No stone and obstruction recurrence in the follow-up of average 29.3 months. Combined FUR and LC is a good option for patient of ectopic pelvic kidney with renal stone and UPJO. From our initial experience, the SFRs and the effect of pyeloplasty are satisfactory and without major complication, the operative time is acceptable.


Ectopic pelvic kidney Ureter pelvic junction obstruction Renal stone Laparoscopy Flexible ureteroscopy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhuo Yin
    • 1
  • Y. B. Wei
    • 1
  • B. L. Liang
    • 1
  • K. Q. Zhou
    • 1
  • Y. L. Gao
    • 1
  • B. Yan
    • 1
  • Z. Wang
    • 1
  • J. R. Yang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of UrologySecond Xiangya Hospital of Central South UniversityChangshaChina

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