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Urologe A. 2006 Sep;45(9):1145-6, 1148-54.

[The position of laparoscopic surgery in pediatric urology].

[Article in German]

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  • 1Urologische Klinik, SLK-Kliniken Heilbronn, Akademisches Lehrkrankenhaus der Universit├Ąt Heidelberg, Am Gesundbrunnen 26, 74078, Heilbronn.


With growing experience in laparoscopic techniques there is a switch in pediatrics from ablative surgery to reconstructive procedures. Besides the established procedures such as laparoscopic nephrectomy and orchidopexy, procedures like heminephrectomy and pyeloplasty have proven practicable and become standard therapies in children and infants. Due to technical advances, as shown for our own patients, the number of treated infants is still increasing. However, laparoscopic reconstructive procedures presuppose a good deal of experience in preparation and suture techniques, and remain reserved for centers with daily experience in laparoscopy. Daily experience with difficult urological laparoscopic procedures in adults will remain more common than in pediatric centres.

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