BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Retroperitoneal laparoscopic pyelolithotomy was performed in an ectopic pelvic kidney with renal pelvis calculi.
METHODS AND RESULTS: Laparoscopic pyelolithotomy was successfully performed in an ectopic pelvic kidney by using the retroperitoneal route. The total operation time was 130 minutes, and the estimated blood loss was < 50 mL. The patient was discharged on the second postoperative day without any complications.
CONCLUSION: Laparoscopic pyelolithotomy is an effective treatment option for management of stones in the pelvis of an ectopic pelvic kidney. The retroperitoneal route may help to avoid intraoperative and postoperative complications.
Bozkurt IH, Cirakoglu A, Ozer S. Are you the author?
Kasimpasa Military Hospital, Instanbul, Turkey.
Reference: JSLS. 2012 Apr-Jun;16(2):325-8.