Rapid communication: pure robot-assisted laparoscopic ureteral reimplantation for ureteral stricture disease: case report

J Endourol. 2003 Dec;17(10):891-3. doi: 10.1089/089277903772036217.


Background and purpose: The role of the da Vinci robot is slowly being defined in minimally invasive urologic surgery. We report its use in the management of ureteral stricture disease.

Case report: A 42-year-old man with recurrent kidney stone disease was found to have a left distal-ureteral stricture. After failure of endoscopic treatment, a robot-assisted laparoscopic ureteral reimplantation was performed. The total operative time was 210 minutes. The estimated blood loss was <50 mL. There were no intraoperative or postoperative complications. Total analgesic use was 30 mg of morphine. The hospital stay was 5 days.

Conclusion: Pure robot-assisted laparoscopic ureteral reimplantation is a safe and feasible approach to the management of ureteral stricture disease.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Kidney Calculi / complications
  • Kidney Calculi / diagnosis*
  • Kidney Calculi / therapy
  • Laparoscopy / methods
  • Male
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures / methods
  • Pain Measurement
  • Recurrence
  • Risk Assessment
  • Robotics*
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Ureteral Calculi / complications
  • Ureteral Calculi / diagnosis*
  • Ureteral Calculi / therapy
  • Ureteral Obstruction / complications
  • Ureteral Obstruction / diagnosis*
  • Ureteral Obstruction / surgery*
  • Ureteroscopy / methods*
  • Urography