Objective Management of late-occurring or long (>3 cm) post-transplant ureteral strictures usually requires open surgery, which includes ureteroureterostomy (UU) as an option. Recently, robotic-assisted laparoscopic UU for ectopic ureters in a duplicated system has been described. We report a case of a robotic-assisted laparoscopic transplant-to-native side-to-side UU in a 14-year-old girl with a stricture of nearly two-thirds of her transplant ureter 5 years after a cadaveric renal transplant. Results Robotic-assisted laparoscopic native-to-transplant UU was performed with resultant durable improvement in the patient's hydronephrosis and kidney function. Conclusion Based on our case and review of the literature, robotic-assisted laparoscopic UU should be part of the armamentarium for long or late-occurring transplant ureteral strictures.
- Renal transplant
- Ureteral stricture
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health