The percutaneous approach to the obstructed ureteropelvic junction: Endopyelotomy

J. A. Motola, A. D. Smith

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The 6 years that have passed since the introduction of endopyelotomy have demonstrated that in most properly chosen patients, the results are lasting and that most of the few failures are apparent soon after the procedure. Moreover, when the percutaneous procedure does fail, open repair is no more difficultthan in patients who have not had previous surgery. As endourological skills and equipment continue to advance, we can expect refinements of the present technique as well as new approaches.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-31
Number of pages5
JournalMinimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes


  • Endopyelotomy
  • Ureteropelvic junction obstruction


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