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Pediatric Robotic (Infant, Pre-pubertal, and Teenager) Pyeloplasty for Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction

  • Yoshiyuki Kojima
  • Pasquale CasaleEmail author
Chapter
Part of the Current Clinical Urology book series (CCU)

Abstract

Ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO) is characterized by a functionally significant impairment of urinary transport caused by an intrinsic or an extrinsic obstruction in the area where the ureter joins the renal pelvis. This results in the gradual dilatation of the renal collecting system (hydronephrosis) and may lead to deterioration of renal function and pain. Therefore, the main goals of treatment are the preservation of renal function and the relief of symptoms.

Keywords

Robot Laparoscopy Pyeloplasty Children Ureteropelvic junction obstruction 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of UrologyThe Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Nephro-UrologyNagoya City University Graduate School of Medical SciencesNagoyaJapan
  3. 3.Division of UrologyThe Children’s Hospital of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaUSA

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