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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2017, Article ID 8169208, 3 pages
Case Report

Laparoscopic Dismembered Pyeloplasty in a Solitary Kidney with Intrarenal Pelvis: Two Challenges in One Case

Department of Urology, School of Medicine, Adnan Menderes University, Aydın, Turkey

Correspondence should be addressed to Akin Soner Amasyali; moc.liamg@renosnikard

Received 7 August 2017; Revised 24 October 2017; Accepted 12 November 2017; Published 26 November 2017

Academic Editor: Walid A. Farhat

Copyright © 2017 Akin Soner Amasyali et al. 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.


Laparoscopic pyeloplasty (LP) for ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO) is one of the most appropriate surgical techniques to achieve the optimal goal of minimally invasive surgery. However, urologists hesitate to use the laparoscopic approach in UPJO with solitary kidney or intrarenal pelvis. There are a few published studies on laparoscopic pyeloplasty cases in intrarenal pelvis. However, to the best of our knowledge, the present case is the first in the literature in terms of intrarenal pelvis in a solitary kidney. Generally, YV plasty is the accepted technique instead of dismembered pyeloplasty in UPJO with small or intrarenal pelvis. However, in this report, we showed that dismembered LP can be performed with good results in intrarenal pelvis UPJO, even if it is in the solitary kidney.