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Archivos Españoles de Urología (Ed. impresa)

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LUQUE MIALDEA, Rafael et al. Current status of the retroperitoneoscopic surgical approach in pediatric urology. Arch. Esp. Urol. [online]. 2007, vol.60, n.3, pp.223-230. ISSN 0004-0614.

Urologic pediatric retroperitoneoscopy has had three different stages that have conditioned, although not hindered, its development: 1) limited number of indications in the pediatric age, because pediatric surgery itself is not much invasive; 2) adaptation of the technological development from adult to children; 3) overcoming the controversies between laparoscopic and non laparoscopic pediatric surgeons. After overcoming these stages, retroperitoneoscopy has become an indispensable tool for the treatment of various diseases of the kidney, being nephrectomy the gold standard among the indications for ablation, and pyeloplasty among reconstructive, through a complete or assisted retroperitoneoscopic approach.

Keywords : Retroperitoneoscopy; Pediatric age; Pediatric; History of retroperitoneoscopy; Nephrectomy; Pyeloplasty; Robotic surgery; Laparoscopic retroperitoneal approach.

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