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Prog Urol. 2002 Sep;12(4):592-6.

[Robot-assisted (Da Vinci) laparoscopic uretero-pelvic junction repair. Results of experimental surgery in a series of 14 pigs].

[Article in French]

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Service d'Urologie, CHU de Nancy-Brabois, 54511 Vandoeuvre les Nancy, France. j.hubert@chu-nancy.fr

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Experimental feasibility of repair of the ureteropelvic junction syndrome by robot.

MATERIAL AND METHODS:

14 procedures were performed in 14 pigs by a laparoscopic technique using the Da Vinci robot in the experimental surgery laboratory.

RESULTS:

This robot provides real 3D vision by means of articulated intracorporeal instruments controlled from a console. It can be used to perform laparoscopic procedures almost as easily as open surgery. Operators with no previous experience of laparoscopic surgery were able to rapidly perform relatively complex procedures.

CONCLUSION:

This technique should allow a reduction of the learning curve and should facilitate operations that are difficult to perform by conventional laparoscopic surgery, especially when reconstruction is necessary, with decreased fatigue for the surgeon.

PMID:
12463116
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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