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Robotic Reconstruction of Retrocaval Ureter

Retrocaval ureter is a rare congenital anomaly that we, as urologists, may treat only a handful of times in our careers. It’s a condition that is also conducive to robotic reconstruction as demonstrated by Temple’s Chief of Robotic Surgery, Daniel Eun, MD.

During a live robotic anterior and posterior spatulation with ureteroureteral, Dr. Eun demonstrates how retrocaval ureter can be successfully treated using a robotic approach. In this video, he outlines the importance of pre-operative imaging, and discusses with other leading experts, his clinical reasoning around:

  • Port placement
  • Use of indocyanine green (ICG)
  • Advantages of the ureter scope in these cases
  • Preferred instruments and tools

Dr. Eun also shares with viewers some of his own novel approaches to suturing and stent placement.

 

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Daniel Eun, MD.

Daniel Eun, MD

Chief, Robotic Surgery and Director, Minimally Invasive Robotic Urologic Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery, Temple University Hospital

Daniel D. Eun, MD is internationally regarded as a thought leader in advanced robotic surgery techniques, robotic procedure development and training. He was trained at the first robotic training program in the world and helped develop ...

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