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Volume 6 |Article ID 947573 |

Carlo Passerotti, Craig A. Peters, "Pediatric Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopy: A Description of the Principle Procedures", The Scientific World Journal, vol. 6, Article ID 947573, 8 pages, 2006.

Pediatric Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopy: A Description of the Principle Procedures

Academic Editor: William D. Steers
Received28 Feb 2006
Revised02 Jun 2006
Accepted06 Jun 2006


The advent of clinically useful robotic devices to facilitate reconstructive laparoscopic surgery in pediatric urology opens new doors to minimally invasive procedures. Previously limited by the challenge of delicate suturing and reconstruction using conventional laparoscopic instruments, robotic assistance offers a more rapid climb up the learning curve. Initial procedures that have been safely and efficaciously performed with robotic assistance include nephrectomy, partial nephrectomy, pyeloplasty, and antireflux surgeries. These techniques and their outcomes will be reviewed, as well as some of the challenges still posed by this methodology.

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