Robotic Ureteral Resection and Reconstruction for Urothelial Tumors and Benign Disease

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Abstract

While the use of robotics for pyeloplasty and ureteral reimplantation has proven itself, use for other ureteral pathologies has lagged. The majority of studies in the literature regarding robotic ureteral surgery consist of small case series with short to intermediate term follow-up. Nevertheless, the advantages of the robotic platform make it ideal for all types of ureteral surgery. In this chapter we provide a guide to both the novice and experienced robotic surgeon regarding robotic ureteral surgery, including operative technique and principles by ureteral location as well as review of specific ureteral diseases and procedures.

Keywords

Migration Catheter Ischemia Foam Ileal 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of UrologyWake Forest, Medical Center BoulevardWinston-SalemUSA

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