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Ureteral Reimplantation

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Minimally invasive techniques have revolutionized complex pediatric reconstructive surgery, especially in the field of urology. Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) is the abnormal retrograde flow of urine from the bladder into the ureters and kidneys due to incompetent closure of the ureterovesical junction. In severe cases, ureteral reimplantation can be performed as the surgical intervention with high reported success rates. Since the robotic approach to ureteral reimplantation was first introduced in 2004, it has gained popularity and early case series have shown promising results. Robotic-assisted laparoscopic ureteral reimplantation (RALUR) success rates range from 72 to 100% and complications rates are low. As surgical methods continue to evolve and pediatric urologists become more proficient with robotic technology, the role of RALUR for the treatment of VUR will continue to expand.

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Small, A.C., Lipsky, M.J., Finkelstein, J.B., Casale, P. (2017). Ureteral Reimplantation. In: Mattioli, G., Petralia, P. (eds) Pediatric Robotic Surgery. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-41863-6_8

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