Acucise endopyelotomy

Assessment of long-term durability

Robert B. Nadler, Ganesh S. Rao, Margaret S Pearle, Stephen Y. Nakada, Ralph V. Clayman

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Abstract

Purpose: We evaluated the long-term efficacy of Acucise endopyelotomy. Materials and Methods: A total of 28 patients with 28 ureteropelvic junction obstructions was reevaluated 2 or more years after Acucise endopyelotomy (mean 32.5 months). Subjective analysis was done with analog pain scales and objective analysis was performed with diuretic renal scintigraphy. Results: Subjective followup was available for all 28 patients, and 17 (61%) had a favorable response with 36% totally free of pain and 25% markedly improved. Among 26 patients with objective followup (93%) 21 (81%) had a patent ureteropelvic junction based on a diuretic renal scan with a half-time of less than 10 minutes or a normal Whitaker test. Among all regularly followed patients failure occurred uniformly within 1 year. Conclusions: Acucise endopyelotomy is an effective and durable method for treating ureteropelvic junction obstruction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1094-1098
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Urology
Volume156
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1996

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Keywords

  • endoscopy
  • kidney diseases
  • kidney pelvis
  • ureter

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  • Urology

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Nadler, R. B., Rao, G. S., Pearle, M. S., Nakada, S. Y., & Clayman, R. V. (1996). Acucise endopyelotomy: Assessment of long-term durability. Journal of Urology, 156(3), 1094-1098.

Acucise endopyelotomy : Assessment of long-term durability. / Nadler, Robert B.; Rao, Ganesh S.; Pearle, Margaret S; Nakada, Stephen Y.; Clayman, Ralph V.

In: Journal of Urology, Vol. 156, No. 3, 09.1996, p. 1094-1098.

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Nadler, RB, Rao, GS, Pearle, MS, Nakada, SY & Clayman, RV 1996, 'Acucise endopyelotomy: Assessment of long-term durability', Journal of Urology, vol. 156, no. 3, pp. 1094-1098.
Nadler RB, Rao GS, Pearle MS, Nakada SY, Clayman RV. Acucise endopyelotomy: Assessment of long-term durability. Journal of Urology. 1996 Sep;156(3):1094-1098.
Nadler, Robert B. ; Rao, Ganesh S. ; Pearle, Margaret S ; Nakada, Stephen Y. ; Clayman, Ralph V. / Acucise endopyelotomy : Assessment of long-term durability. In: Journal of Urology. 1996 ; Vol. 156, No. 3. pp. 1094-1098.
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