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Advances in Urology
Volume 2008, Article ID 567980, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2008/567980
Methodology Report

Laparoscopic Extravesical Ureteral Reimplantation: Technique

1Division of Urology, The Montreal Children's Hospital, McGill University Health Centre, 2300 Tupper, Suite C527, Montreal, QC, Canada H3H 1P3
2Shriners Hospital for Children, 1529 Cedar Avenue, Montreal, QC, Canada H3G 1A6

Received 28 March 2008; Revised 7 May 2008; Accepted 7 July 2008

Academic Editor: Hiep Nguyen

Copyright © 2008 John-Paul Capolicchio. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Laparoscopic extravesical ureteral reimplantation in children is currently a technically demanding procedure with sparse literature to aid in mastering the learning curve. We present our most recent technique and lessons learned after 20 cases in children 4–15 years of age. The literature is also reviewed to encapsulate the current state-of-the-art.