Purpose: One-trocar–assisted pyeloplasty (OTAP) is a recent, not yet well-known surgical technique for the treatment of ureteropelvic junction obstruction, described for the first time by El Gohary in 2004. The first step of this procedure is to identify the pyeloureteral junction (PUJ) through a laparoscopic approach using one trocar, and the pelvic-ureteric anastomosis is carried out in “open” surgery. We present our experience with OTAP, an innovative technique in pediatric surgery. Materials and Methods: From October 2005 to ...
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
1 Sep 2011
Volume: 21 Issue: 7 Pages: 651-654
Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques