Advances in minimally invasive technology have resulted in the development of endoscopic management modalities for ureteropelvic junction obstruction. In selected cases, endopyelotomy has been shown to have a decreased cost, length of hospitalization, and postoperative pain compared to open and laparoscopic pyeloplasty. However, the procedure is demanding and requires careful patient selection to achieve excellent outcomes. From a technical standpoint, there are several minor variations in surgical technique and postoperative management that will be discussed in this chapter.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Difficult Cases in Endourology|
|Publisher||Springer-Verlag London Ltd|
|Number of pages||8|
|ISBN (Print)||1848820828, 9781848820821|
|State||Published - Aug 1 2013|
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