Robotic Renal Autotransplantation: First Case Outside of North America.

A 38-year-old woman with a 2.7-cm left ureteral stenosis requiring chronic ureteral stent exchange elected to undergo robotic renal autotransplantation. Left ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO) was also suspected. Robotic donor nephrectomy contributed to the fine dissection for desmoplastic changes. The kidney was removed through a Gelport and examined on ice. UPJO was not seen. An end-to-side robotic anastomosis was created between the renal and external iliac vessels. The console time was 507 min, and the warm ischemia time was 4 min 5 sec. She became stent-free. Robotic renal autotransplantation is a new, minimally invasive approach to renal preservation.

as reported in: Araki M, Wada K, Mitsui Y, Sadahira T, Kubota R, Nishimura S, Yoshioka T, Ariyoshi Y, Fujio K, Takamoto A, Sugimoto M, Sasaki K, Kobayashi Y, Ebara S, Taninishi H, Amano H, Inui M, Watanabe M, Watanab
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