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South African Journal of Surgery

versión On-line ISSN 2078-5151
versión impresa ISSN 0038-2361

S. Afr. j. surg. vol.49 no.1 Cape Town feb. 2011




Exciting times: Towards a totally minimally invasive paediatric urology service



John Lazarus

M.B. Ch.B., M.A., F.C.Urol. (S.A.), M.Med. (urol.); Division of Urology, Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, University of Cape Town




Following on from the first paediatric laparoscopic nephrectomy in 1992, the growth of minimally invasive ablative and reconstructive procedures in paediatric urology has been dramatic. This article reviews the literature related to laparoscopic dismembered pyeloplasty, optimising posterior urethral valve ablation and intravesical laparoscopic ureteric reimplantation.


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