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Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy on non-functional, symptomatic right lower pole of the kidney
In this video, we present the case of a 13-year-old girl presenting with a complicated urological anomaly discovered very late. The lower part of her right kidney is dysplastic (or destroyed) with pseudocystic pyelocalyceal cavities filled with stones and cloudy urine. The first hypothesis is that we are dealing with a true renal duplicity with a destroyed non-functional inferior pole. In this case, there is one ureter per kidney pole. As a result, polar ureteronephrectomy does not cause any potential vascular problems.
In this case, thanks to 3D reconstruction (Visible Patient™, a spinoff of IRCAD), it is clear that there is no kidney duplicity, but a pyelic bifurcation. It means that we should manage the only ureter, which drains the superior and inferior pelvis. For that reason, the placement of a double J catheter is essential prior to partial nephrectomy. This catheter should be pulled up until the superior pelvis.
Tridimensional reconstruction of the CT-scan images of a patient with a malformation is extremely helpful to better understand the original and unique anatomy of the patient and to determine a tailored operative strategy.
This video demonstrates a laparoscopic partial nephrectomy on non-functional, symptomatic right lower pole of the kidney in a 13-year-old girl as an outpatient surgery.
F Becmeur, A Lachkar, L Soler
Surgical intervention
1 year ago
2094 views
4 likes
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07:24
Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy on non-functional, symptomatic right lower pole of the kidney
In this video, we present the case of a 13-year-old girl presenting with a complicated urological anomaly discovered very late. The lower part of her right kidney is dysplastic (or destroyed) with pseudocystic pyelocalyceal cavities filled with stones and cloudy urine. The first hypothesis is that we are dealing with a true renal duplicity with a destroyed non-functional inferior pole. In this case, there is one ureter per kidney pole. As a result, polar ureteronephrectomy does not cause any potential vascular problems.
In this case, thanks to 3D reconstruction (Visible Patient™, a spinoff of IRCAD), it is clear that there is no kidney duplicity, but a pyelic bifurcation. It means that we should manage the only ureter, which drains the superior and inferior pelvis. For that reason, the placement of a double J catheter is essential prior to partial nephrectomy. This catheter should be pulled up until the superior pelvis.
Tridimensional reconstruction of the CT-scan images of a patient with a malformation is extremely helpful to better understand the original and unique anatomy of the patient and to determine a tailored operative strategy.
This video demonstrates a laparoscopic partial nephrectomy on non-functional, symptomatic right lower pole of the kidney in a 13-year-old girl as an outpatient surgery.
Total nephrectomy in children by a lateral retroperitoneoscopic approach
This didactic video demonstrates the retroperitoneal approach to nephrectomy in children. A simple technique for creation of the retroperitoneal space and different methods of dissection, vessel division and specimen extraction are presented. These techniques are applicable for use in patients ranging from infants to adolescents.

The tip of the telescope progressively enlarges the working space created in the retroperitoneoscopic approach. This frees retroperitoneal fibrous tissues behind the kidney. The authors place two additional ports under direct vision: one to gently sweep the peritoneum anteriorly and to increase the working space for the placement of a third trocar.
JS Valla
Surgical intervention
12 years ago
267 views
32 likes
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08:53
Total nephrectomy in children by a lateral retroperitoneoscopic approach
This didactic video demonstrates the retroperitoneal approach to nephrectomy in children. A simple technique for creation of the retroperitoneal space and different methods of dissection, vessel division and specimen extraction are presented. These techniques are applicable for use in patients ranging from infants to adolescents.

The tip of the telescope progressively enlarges the working space created in the retroperitoneoscopic approach. This frees retroperitoneal fibrous tissues behind the kidney. The authors place two additional ports under direct vision: one to gently sweep the peritoneum anteriorly and to increase the working space for the placement of a third trocar.
Right laparoscopic ureteroureteroplasty
Lower ureteral strictures are commonly managed with ureteral reimplant surgeries. However, some patients still have a good distal ureteral stump, which can be used in the repair of these pathologies. In those cases, reimplant ureteral surgeries and their surgical maneuvers, e.g. psoas hitch, Boari flap, are not the best management options.
This video shows a ureteroureteroplasty in a 37-year-old female patient with ureteral stricture at the level of the crossing iliac vessels due to several previous endoscopic manipulations for the treatment of ureteral/kidney stones.
The ureteroureteroplasty technique was chosen since the proximal and distal parts of the ureter near the stenosed area were healthy.
At the end of the video, preoperative MRI and 1-year follow-up CT urogram 3D reconstructions are placed side by side, demonstrating the resolution of hydronephrosis.
B Lopes-Cançado Machado, V Chamum Costa
Surgical intervention
1 year ago
2243 views
3 likes
0 comments
08:39
Right laparoscopic ureteroureteroplasty
Lower ureteral strictures are commonly managed with ureteral reimplant surgeries. However, some patients still have a good distal ureteral stump, which can be used in the repair of these pathologies. In those cases, reimplant ureteral surgeries and their surgical maneuvers, e.g. psoas hitch, Boari flap, are not the best management options.
This video shows a ureteroureteroplasty in a 37-year-old female patient with ureteral stricture at the level of the crossing iliac vessels due to several previous endoscopic manipulations for the treatment of ureteral/kidney stones.
The ureteroureteroplasty technique was chosen since the proximal and distal parts of the ureter near the stenosed area were healthy.
At the end of the video, preoperative MRI and 1-year follow-up CT urogram 3D reconstructions are placed side by side, demonstrating the resolution of hydronephrosis.
Laparoscopic peritoneal dialysis catheter placement: step by step approach
This is the case of an 87-year-old man with a history of chronic kidney disease stage 5 proposed for dialysis.
The patient had a medical history of diabetes mellitus type 2 over 10 years, hypertension, anemia treated with erythropoietin. The patient was a former smoker.
After explaining to the patient and his family the option between hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, the patient opted for the peritoneal one.
He was admitted electively and submitted to 3D laparoscopic peritoneal dialysis catheter placement. The surgery and post-operative period were uneventful. The patient was discharged on postoperative day 2.
F Cabral, J Grenho, R Roque, R Maio
Surgical intervention
2 years ago
2823 views
158 likes
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06:36
Laparoscopic peritoneal dialysis catheter placement: step by step approach
This is the case of an 87-year-old man with a history of chronic kidney disease stage 5 proposed for dialysis.
The patient had a medical history of diabetes mellitus type 2 over 10 years, hypertension, anemia treated with erythropoietin. The patient was a former smoker.
After explaining to the patient and his family the option between hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, the patient opted for the peritoneal one.
He was admitted electively and submitted to 3D laparoscopic peritoneal dialysis catheter placement. The surgery and post-operative period were uneventful. The patient was discharged on postoperative day 2.
Hand-assisted laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy
Introduction and purpose: The shortage of cadaver donor organs and the progressive acceptation of laparoscopic procedures have significantly increased the number of living donor transplants. Laparoscopic nephrectomy has been rapidly and progressively incorporated as a therapeutic option in most hospitals. We describe the current surgical technique for living donor nephrectomy in our hospital.
Materials and methods: A 42-year-old woman with a medical history of hypertension and end-stage renal disease by IgA glomerulonephritis in predialysis program underwent a living donor transplantation. The donor was her sister, a woman aged 51, with no medical past history. We performed a left laparoscopic nephrectomy, and removal of the graft was performed using a hand-assisted device fixed in a supraumbilical 5cm laparotomy.
Results: Hospital stay was 3 days for the donor and 4 days for the receptor. The receptor had a postoperative creatinine of 1.76 mg/dL. In the third year of follow-up creatinine was 1.46 mg/dL.
Conclusions: Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy has proven to be a safe, less invasive, and effective technique for the renal graft. It has encouraged donation from living donors, given its esthetic results and comfort for the donor.
S Valverde-Martinez , A Martin-Parada, A Palacios-Hernandez, O Heredero-Zorzo, P Eguiluz-Lumbreras, J Garcia-Garcia, R Gomez-Zancajo, F Gomez-Veiga
Surgical intervention
2 years ago
1886 views
151 likes
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08:47
Hand-assisted laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy
Introduction and purpose: The shortage of cadaver donor organs and the progressive acceptation of laparoscopic procedures have significantly increased the number of living donor transplants. Laparoscopic nephrectomy has been rapidly and progressively incorporated as a therapeutic option in most hospitals. We describe the current surgical technique for living donor nephrectomy in our hospital.
Materials and methods: A 42-year-old woman with a medical history of hypertension and end-stage renal disease by IgA glomerulonephritis in predialysis program underwent a living donor transplantation. The donor was her sister, a woman aged 51, with no medical past history. We performed a left laparoscopic nephrectomy, and removal of the graft was performed using a hand-assisted device fixed in a supraumbilical 5cm laparotomy.
Results: Hospital stay was 3 days for the donor and 4 days for the receptor. The receptor had a postoperative creatinine of 1.76 mg/dL. In the third year of follow-up creatinine was 1.46 mg/dL.
Conclusions: Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy has proven to be a safe, less invasive, and effective technique for the renal graft. It has encouraged donation from living donors, given its esthetic results and comfort for the donor.
Mixed robotic laparoscopic synchronous left colectomy and left renal tumor enucleation
A 45-year-old woman with abdominal pain and hematochezia was found with adenocarcinoma of the sigmoid colon causing incomplete obstruction. CT-scan revealed a 5cm exophytic tumor of the superior pole of the left kidney.
Synchronous Left Colectomy (LC) and Renal Tumor Enucleation (RTE) were scheduled. Robotic surgery was preferred for RTE, but when performed first, splenic flexure mobilization could well interfere with subsequent LC.

Starting with a standard robotic LC would make multiple dockings and patient position changes necessary.
To overcome these problems, we adapted the technique of LC to the lateral position required for RTE and performed robotic vascular ligation of the left colon first. Robotic left colon mobilization and RTE were then performed to finally achieve colectomy and colorectal anastomosis by means of laparoscopy with the patient in a standard lithotomy position.
The procedure required only one docking of the robot and only one change in patient position. A compromise in port site positioning was obtained between the two procedures. One short incision was performed to retrieve both specimens and the same robotic instruments were used for both procedures.
Operative time was 350 minutes. The patient recovered well and no complications were noted. She was discharged on postoperative day 7.
M Lotti, RLJ Naspro, L Rocchini, L Campanati, L Da Pozzo, L Ansaloni
Surgical intervention
3 years ago
1352 views
43 likes
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16:25
Mixed robotic laparoscopic synchronous left colectomy and left renal tumor enucleation
A 45-year-old woman with abdominal pain and hematochezia was found with adenocarcinoma of the sigmoid colon causing incomplete obstruction. CT-scan revealed a 5cm exophytic tumor of the superior pole of the left kidney.
Synchronous Left Colectomy (LC) and Renal Tumor Enucleation (RTE) were scheduled. Robotic surgery was preferred for RTE, but when performed first, splenic flexure mobilization could well interfere with subsequent LC.

Starting with a standard robotic LC would make multiple dockings and patient position changes necessary.
To overcome these problems, we adapted the technique of LC to the lateral position required for RTE and performed robotic vascular ligation of the left colon first. Robotic left colon mobilization and RTE were then performed to finally achieve colectomy and colorectal anastomosis by means of laparoscopy with the patient in a standard lithotomy position.
The procedure required only one docking of the robot and only one change in patient position. A compromise in port site positioning was obtained between the two procedures. One short incision was performed to retrieve both specimens and the same robotic instruments were used for both procedures.
Operative time was 350 minutes. The patient recovered well and no complications were noted. She was discharged on postoperative day 7.
Single incision laparoscopic non-traumatic left lateral diaphragmatic hernia repair
Background: A diaphragmatic hernia is a quite uncommon disease, being congenital or post-traumatic. Its diagnosis is frequently incidental. The surgical treatment can be performed through the abdomen as well as through the chest. Laparoscopy and thoracoscopy offer a surgical benefit, because of reduced abdominal wall trauma and added advantages provided by minimally invasive surgery (MIS). Transumbilical single incision laparoscopy (TSIL), in addition to improved cosmetic results, can offer other advantages to MIS such as reduced postoperative pain, a shorter hospital stay, and improved patient comfort.
Video: The authors report the case of a 45-year-old man who consulted for a non-traumatic left lateral diaphragmatic hernia, which was discovered incidentally, and which was treated using TSIL suture and mesh reinforcement.
Results: Laparoscopic time was 104 minutes and perioperative bleeding was insignificant. The final umbilical scar was 15mm. During the postoperative course, only 4 grams of paracetamol were used. The patient was discharged on the 1st postoperative day, after chest X-ray control. At consultation, the patient did not report the use of painkillers and, at 1, 6, and 12 months, the chest X-ray control was negative for recurrence.
Conclusions: Uncommon conditions, such as a lateral diaphragmatic hernia, can be approached using TSIL, because this technique adds an improved cosmetic result, a reduced postoperative pain, a shorter hospital stay, and an improved patient comfort.
G Dapri, K Jottard, K Grozdev, D Guta, GB Cadière
Surgical intervention
3 years ago
1053 views
32 likes
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07:14
Single incision laparoscopic non-traumatic left lateral diaphragmatic hernia repair
Background: A diaphragmatic hernia is a quite uncommon disease, being congenital or post-traumatic. Its diagnosis is frequently incidental. The surgical treatment can be performed through the abdomen as well as through the chest. Laparoscopy and thoracoscopy offer a surgical benefit, because of reduced abdominal wall trauma and added advantages provided by minimally invasive surgery (MIS). Transumbilical single incision laparoscopy (TSIL), in addition to improved cosmetic results, can offer other advantages to MIS such as reduced postoperative pain, a shorter hospital stay, and improved patient comfort.
Video: The authors report the case of a 45-year-old man who consulted for a non-traumatic left lateral diaphragmatic hernia, which was discovered incidentally, and which was treated using TSIL suture and mesh reinforcement.
Results: Laparoscopic time was 104 minutes and perioperative bleeding was insignificant. The final umbilical scar was 15mm. During the postoperative course, only 4 grams of paracetamol were used. The patient was discharged on the 1st postoperative day, after chest X-ray control. At consultation, the patient did not report the use of painkillers and, at 1, 6, and 12 months, the chest X-ray control was negative for recurrence.
Conclusions: Uncommon conditions, such as a lateral diaphragmatic hernia, can be approached using TSIL, because this technique adds an improved cosmetic result, a reduced postoperative pain, a shorter hospital stay, and an improved patient comfort.