“Reply to “Robot-assisted resection of choledochal cysts and hepaticojejunostomy in children less than 10 kg.”
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“Clinical practice: Surgical approaches to urolithiasis in children.”
Hwang, K., M. D. Mason, et al. (2011).
European Journal of Pediatrics 170(6): 681-688.
The incidence of urolithiasis in children is increasing. Adequate knowledge of treatment modalities and surgical options is therefore essential for every pediatrician. Surgical approaches to urolithiasis in children continue to evolve with advancements in technology and sophistication of current equipment and techniques. Perhaps the most significant development in new techniques is the advent of robotic-assisted laparoscopy. This review, for the general pediatrician, summarizes the most recent pediatric data and guidelines for surgical approaches to treatment of urolithiasis. © 2010 Springer-Verlag.
“Robotic surgery in paediatric urology – Current status and perspectives.”
Zugor, V., A. Labanaris, et al. (2011).
Robotische Chirurgie in der Kinderurologie – Aktueller Stand und Perspektiven: 1-4.
The increasing experience obtained through laparoscopy has resulted in the evolution of ablative and reconstructive procedures in the field of paediatric urology. Apart from the established methods of laparoscopic nephrectomy and orchidopexy, nowadays laparoscopic hemi-nephrectomy and pyeloplasty have become standard therapeutic surgical alternatives. Nevertheless, many of these procedures require a high level of experience in laparoscopic preparation and stitching techniques and are thus performed in institutions with greater laparoscopic experience. With the introduction and evolution of the robotic-assisted technique and the availability of smaller instruments and ports (8 and 5 mm), there has been an evolution in the spectrum of complex ablative and reconstructive procedures in the field of paediatric urology as well. Nevertheless, there is a lack of randomised trails and the literature available in this area consists manly of case reports. The purpose of this article is to present the current status and perspectives of robotic-assisted surgery in the field of paediatric urology. © 2011 Springer-Verlag.