Affiliation: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Casale P. Robotic pediatric urology. Curr Urol Rep. 2009;10:115-8 pubmed
..Complex reconstructive surgeries such as appendicovesicostomy, antegrade continent enema creation, and augmentation cystoplasty can be performed but are still in their infancy. ..
Casale P, Canning D. Laparoscopic orchiopexy. BJU Int. 2007;100:1197-206 pubmed
Harris A, Steixner B, Casale P. Robotic correction of Östling folds as a rare cause of ureteropelvic junction obstruction in children. J Robot Surg. 2009;3:103-4 pubmed publisher
..We report a robotic correction of the first documented cases of Östling folds causing a persistent ureteroplevic junction obstruction in children. ..
Casale P, Lambert S. Robotic ureteroureterostomy in children with a duplex collecting system. J Robot Surg. 2009;3:161 pubmed publisher
..Robotic ureteroureterostomy is feasible and safe in the pediatric population and should be considered part of the surgical armamentarium when upper tract preservation seems warranted. ..
Tapscott A, Kim S, White S, Graves R, Kraft K, Casale P. Port-site complications after pediatric urologic robotic surgery. J Robot Surg. 2009;3:187 pubmed publisher
..83%. This is slightly lower than the published incidence in adults undergoing conventional laparoscopy. Due to the low incidence of complications it is difficult to draw conclusions on contributing factors. ..
Casale P, Lambert S. Prospective analysis of completely stentless robot-assisted pyeloplasty in children. J Robot Surg. 2010;3:215-7 pubmed publisher
..Stentless RAP is a safe and effective option for surgical treatment of UPJO. A larger prospective long-term cohort is needed to confirm the safety and efficacy of the stentless approach. ..
Casale P, Lendvay T. Robotic hypospadias surgery: a new evolution. J Robot Surg. 2010;3:239-44 pubmed publisher
..Our hope is that others will join in the advancement of telesurgery and its applications and appreciate the potential expansion of surgical knowledge that will be afforded by this change in how we teach and operate. ..
Casale P, Grady R, Lee R, Joyner B, Mitchell M. Symptomatic refluxing distal ureteral stumps after nephroureterectomy and heminephroureterectomy. What should we do?. J Urol. 2005;173:204-6; discussion 206 pubmed
..If a symptomatic ureteral remnant is present, then distal ureterectomy decreases the rate of symptomatic UTIs in these patients. Laparoscopic distal ureterectomy is a viable surgical technique for this patient population. ..
Casale P, Patel R, Kolon T. Nerve sparing robotic extravesical ureteral reimplantation. J Urol. 2008;179:1987-9; discussion 1990 pubmed publisher
..This approach appears to be a feasible and reasonable option for vesicoureteral reflux correction. ..