The role of percutaneous endopyelotomy for ureteropelvic junction obstruction

N J Rukin, D A Ashdown, P Patel, S Liu

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Over the last 20 years, the surgical management of ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO) has been revolutionised by the development of endourological instrumentation and several minimally invasive procedures including: antegrade or retrograde endopyelotomy, retrograde balloon dilatation, and laparoscopic pyeloplasty. Currently, in our department, we offer percutaneous antegrade endopyelotomy (PAE) as primary treatment of UPJO in adults, believing it offers less morbidity, better cosmetic results, and quicker operating time compared with open pyeloplasty.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-6
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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