Robotic-assisted pyeloplasty is a viable option in select patients with recurrent UPJO after previous endoscopic or open surgical repair. For secondary UPJO, robotic-assisted pyeloplasty, though challenging compared with primary pyeloplasty, can be performed safely with results comparable with an open approach. There does not appear to be an increase in blood loss, length of hospitalisation, risk of open conversion or perioperative complication rates with RALP for secondary pyeloplasty.
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