Video Section

International Braz J Urol
Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology

Vol. 40 (4): 578-579, July . August, 2014
Step-by-Step robotic heminephrectomy for duplicated renal collecting system
Homayoun Zargar, Jihad H. Kaouk , Oktay Akca , Riccardo Autorino , Luis Felipe Brandao , Humberto Laydner, Jayram Krishnan, Dinesh Samarasekera , Georges P. Haber , Robert J. Stein
1 Center for Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery, Glickman Urologic & Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic
Introduction: A duplicated renal collecting system is a relatively common congenital anomaly rarely presenting in adults. Aim: In this video we demonstrate our step-by-step technique of Robotic heminephrectomy in a patient with non-functioning upper pole moiety. Materials and Methods: Following cystoscopy and ureteral catheter insertion the patient was placed in 600 modified flank position with the ipsilateral arm positioned at the side of the patient. A straight-line, three arm robotic port configuration was employed. The robot was docked at a 90-degree angle, perpendicular to the patient. Following mobilization the colon and identifying both ureters of the duplicated system, the ureters were followed cephalically toward, hilar vessels where the hilar anatomy was identified. The nonfunctioning pole vasculature was ligated using hem-o-lok clips. The ureter was sharply divided and the proximal ureteral stump was passed posterior the renal hilum. Ureteral stump was used as for retraction and heminephrectomy is completed along the line demarcating the upper and lower pole moieties. Renorrhaphy was performed using 0-Vicryl suture with a CT-1 needle. The nonfunctioning pole ureter was then dissected caudally toward the bladder hiatus, ligated using clips, and transected. Results: The operating time was 240 minutes and blood loss was 100 cc. There was no complication post-operatively. onclusions: Wrist articulation and degree of freedom offered by robotic platform facilitates successful performance of minimally nvasive heminephrectomy in the setting of an atrophic and symptomatic renal segment.

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Int Braz J Urol. 2014; 40 (Video #12): 578-9