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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
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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 right colectomy for caecal cancer with prophylactic lighted ureteral stenting (LUS)
Identifying the ureter during colorectal surgery (CRS) is one of the most critical steps of the operation. Iatrogenic ureteral injury occurs very rarely, with an incidence ranging from 0.28 to 7.6%. However, this complication has the potential to be devastating and its prevention is a priority. Laparoscopic approach in CRS reduces the tactile feedback of the surgeon who has to rely only on visual identification to prevent iatrogenic injury. As a result, lighted ureteral stents (LUS) were devised to improve visual identification of ureters throughout the dissection.
This video presents the case of a 70-year-old woman presenting with a caecal adenocarcinoma. She underwent a laparoscopic right colectomy with intracorporeal anastomosis. A LUS (IRIS U-kit®, Stryker) was placed under general anesthesia, just before the beginning of the surgical procedure, requiring about 15 minutes to be accomplished. The stent was removed after the operation, before the end of anesthesia, with no postoperative sequelas.
In order to prevent any potential iatrogenic injury, the selective or routine use of LUS during laparoscopic CRS could well improve the identification of the ureter, with a negligible increase in the operative time.
E Soricelli, E Facchiano, L Leuratti, G Quartararo, N Console, P Tonelli, M Lucchese
Surgical intervention
7 months ago
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12 likes
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09:10
Laparoscopic right colectomy for caecal cancer with prophylactic lighted ureteral stenting (LUS)
Identifying the ureter during colorectal surgery (CRS) is one of the most critical steps of the operation. Iatrogenic ureteral injury occurs very rarely, with an incidence ranging from 0.28 to 7.6%. However, this complication has the potential to be devastating and its prevention is a priority. Laparoscopic approach in CRS reduces the tactile feedback of the surgeon who has to rely only on visual identification to prevent iatrogenic injury. As a result, lighted ureteral stents (LUS) were devised to improve visual identification of ureters throughout the dissection.
This video presents the case of a 70-year-old woman presenting with a caecal adenocarcinoma. She underwent a laparoscopic right colectomy with intracorporeal anastomosis. A LUS (IRIS U-kit®, Stryker) was placed under general anesthesia, just before the beginning of the surgical procedure, requiring about 15 minutes to be accomplished. The stent was removed after the operation, before the end of anesthesia, with no postoperative sequelas.
In order to prevent any potential iatrogenic injury, the selective or routine use of LUS during laparoscopic CRS could well improve the identification of the ureter, with a negligible increase in the operative time.
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
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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.
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
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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.
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
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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.
The vascular hitch: a simpler procedure for vascular pyeloureteral junction obstruction (PUJO)
Ureteropelvic junction obstruction may occur in about 10% of cases, the origin of which is not an intrinsic organic obstruction in this transitional area between the renal pelvis and the ureter, but it is rather secondary to an extrinsic obstruction, related to the presence of aberrant lower pole vessels.
It is an intermittent ureteropelvic junction obstruction syndrome, which is usually diagnosed late and in which renal function is most often preserved. The operating technique was already described more than 60 years ago. It is a simple technique.
The greatest difficulty is not technical but lies in the indication which must be relevant. The main difficulty is to preoperatively and intraoperatively evaluate either the totally extrinsic nature or conversely the mixed nature of the obstruction, which in that case requires a pyeloplasty according to Anderson-Hynes with division of the ureterovesical junction posteriorly to the vessels and reconstruction of the ureteropelvic junction once enlarged, anteriorly to the lower pole vessels.
I Mushtaq
Lecture
3 years ago
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32 likes
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13:17
The vascular hitch: a simpler procedure for vascular pyeloureteral junction obstruction (PUJO)
Ureteropelvic junction obstruction may occur in about 10% of cases, the origin of which is not an intrinsic organic obstruction in this transitional area between the renal pelvis and the ureter, but it is rather secondary to an extrinsic obstruction, related to the presence of aberrant lower pole vessels.
It is an intermittent ureteropelvic junction obstruction syndrome, which is usually diagnosed late and in which renal function is most often preserved. The operating technique was already described more than 60 years ago. It is a simple technique.
The greatest difficulty is not technical but lies in the indication which must be relevant. The main difficulty is to preoperatively and intraoperatively evaluate either the totally extrinsic nature or conversely the mixed nature of the obstruction, which in that case requires a pyeloplasty according to Anderson-Hynes with division of the ureterovesical junction posteriorly to the vessels and reconstruction of the ureteropelvic junction once enlarged, anteriorly to the lower pole vessels.
Laparoscopic retroperitoneal pyeloplasty
Ureteropelvic junction obstruction repair can be performed in the first months of the infant’s life by means of videoscopic surgery. Two approaches can be used. First, the transperitoneal access offers a fairly large surgical space. On the other hand, it implies that the surgeon accesses a retroperitoneal organ by opening the posterior parietal peritoneum. To the right, kidney exposure may necessitate the detachment of the right colon and of the duodenum and the surgeon often has to lift up the right liver.
To the left, the exposure of the ureteropelvic junction may require either a colonic detachment, or a transmesocolic opening by respecting the vascular supply of the left colon. The retroperitoneal approach is direct. It helps to better manage any potential urinary leaks, which will never occur intraperitoneally. It prevents any intraperitoneal dissection. However, it is a demanding technique technically speaking.
A El-Ghoneimi
Lecture
3 years ago
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28:15
Laparoscopic retroperitoneal pyeloplasty
Ureteropelvic junction obstruction repair can be performed in the first months of the infant’s life by means of videoscopic surgery. Two approaches can be used. First, the transperitoneal access offers a fairly large surgical space. On the other hand, it implies that the surgeon accesses a retroperitoneal organ by opening the posterior parietal peritoneum. To the right, kidney exposure may necessitate the detachment of the right colon and of the duodenum and the surgeon often has to lift up the right liver.
To the left, the exposure of the ureteropelvic junction may require either a colonic detachment, or a transmesocolic opening by respecting the vascular supply of the left colon. The retroperitoneal approach is direct. It helps to better manage any potential urinary leaks, which will never occur intraperitoneally. It prevents any intraperitoneal dissection. However, it is a demanding technique technically speaking.
Robotic single site left dismembered pyeloplasty for ureteropelvic junction obstruction
This video demonstrates the surgical steps for a left ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) reconstruction performed by means of the new da Vinci® robotic single site platform.
This surgery can be achieved by a 2cm single incision made in the umbilicus.
The system provides 2 robotic instruments crossing into the trocar in order to have an adequate triangulation. In this set-up, the left robotic instrument is placed into the surgical field on the right side while the right robotic instrument is on the left side of the surgical field. The software of the da Vinci™ system allows for the control of the right robotic arm to the left master into the robotic console in order to have the instrument placed in the right part of the surgical field controlled by the right master. This allows for a direct and natural control of the instruments, hence solving the problem of the crossing of the instruments.
This is a great advantage when compared to standard laparoscopic single site surgery.
F Annino, T Verdacchi, M de Angelis
Surgical intervention
5 years ago
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50 likes
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05:40
Robotic single site left dismembered pyeloplasty for ureteropelvic junction obstruction
This video demonstrates the surgical steps for a left ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) reconstruction performed by means of the new da Vinci® robotic single site platform.
This surgery can be achieved by a 2cm single incision made in the umbilicus.
The system provides 2 robotic instruments crossing into the trocar in order to have an adequate triangulation. In this set-up, the left robotic instrument is placed into the surgical field on the right side while the right robotic instrument is on the left side of the surgical field. The software of the da Vinci™ system allows for the control of the right robotic arm to the left master into the robotic console in order to have the instrument placed in the right part of the surgical field controlled by the right master. This allows for a direct and natural control of the instruments, hence solving the problem of the crossing of the instruments.
This is a great advantage when compared to standard laparoscopic single site surgery.
Simultaneous robotic right partial nephrectomy and right adrenalectomy
Robot-assisted partial nephrectomy has become a safe procedure if standardized surgical steps are followed [1]. The same goes for robot-assisted adrenalectomy, with the robot offering the possibility to manage complex cases that are considered technically challenging for traditional laparoscopy [2].
A combined laparoscopic partial nephrectomy and an ipsilateral adrenalectomy have been described for upper pole renal tumors contiguously involving the adrenal gland [3].
In this video, we describe the surgical steps for a simultaneous robotic right partial nephrectomy and right adrenalectomy for two distinct renal and adrenal tumors.
References:
[1] Kaouk JH, Khalifeh A, Hillyer S, Haber GP, Stein RJ, Autorino R. Robot-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy: step-by-step contemporary technique and surgical outcomes at a single high-volume institution. Eur Urol 2012;62:553-61.
[2] D’Annibale A, Lucandri G, Monsellato I, De Angelis M, Pernazza G, Alfano G, Mazzocchi P, Pende V. Robotic adrenalectomy: technical aspects, early results and learning curve. Int J Med Robot 2012;8:483-90.
[3] Ramani AP, Abreu SC, Desai MM, Steinberg AP, Ng C, Lin CH, Kaouk JH, Gill IS. Laparoscopic upper pole partial nephrectomy with concomitant en bloc adrenalectomy. Urology 2003;62:223-6.
D Rey, E El Helou, M Oderda, T Piéchaud
Surgical intervention
6 years ago
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85 likes
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13:06
Simultaneous robotic right partial nephrectomy and right adrenalectomy
Robot-assisted partial nephrectomy has become a safe procedure if standardized surgical steps are followed [1]. The same goes for robot-assisted adrenalectomy, with the robot offering the possibility to manage complex cases that are considered technically challenging for traditional laparoscopy [2].
A combined laparoscopic partial nephrectomy and an ipsilateral adrenalectomy have been described for upper pole renal tumors contiguously involving the adrenal gland [3].
In this video, we describe the surgical steps for a simultaneous robotic right partial nephrectomy and right adrenalectomy for two distinct renal and adrenal tumors.
References:
[1] Kaouk JH, Khalifeh A, Hillyer S, Haber GP, Stein RJ, Autorino R. Robot-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy: step-by-step contemporary technique and surgical outcomes at a single high-volume institution. Eur Urol 2012;62:553-61.
[2] D’Annibale A, Lucandri G, Monsellato I, De Angelis M, Pernazza G, Alfano G, Mazzocchi P, Pende V. Robotic adrenalectomy: technical aspects, early results and learning curve. Int J Med Robot 2012;8:483-90.
[3] Ramani AP, Abreu SC, Desai MM, Steinberg AP, Ng C, Lin CH, Kaouk JH, Gill IS. Laparoscopic upper pole partial nephrectomy with concomitant en bloc adrenalectomy. Urology 2003;62:223-6.