Urology Research & Practice
Original Article

Does antegrade JJ stenting affect the total operative time during laparoscopic pyeloplasty?


Department of Urology, Health Sciences University, Samsun Training and Research Hospital

Urol Res Pract 2017; 43: 497-501
DOI: 10.5152/tud.2017.77775
Read: 1546 Downloads: 1055 Published: 25 July 2019


Objective: We aimed to show the effect of retrograde JJ stenting and intraoperative antegrade JJ stenting techniques on operative time in patients who underwent laparoscopic pyeloplasty.


Material and methods: A total of 34 patients were retrospectively investigated (15 male and 19 female) with ureteropelvic junction obstruction. Of the patients stentized under local anesthesia preoperatively, as a part of surgery, 15 were retrogradely stentized at the beginning of the procedure (Group 1), and 19 were antegradely stentized during the procedure (Group 2). A transperitoneal dismembered pyeloplasty technique was performed in all patients. The two groups were retrospectively compared in terms of complications, the mean total operative time, and the mean stenting times.


Results: The mean ages of the patients were 31.5±15.5 and 33.2±15.5 years (p=0.09), and the mean body mass indexes were 25.8±5.6 and 26.2.3±8.4 kg/m2 in Group 1 and Group 2, respectively. The mean total operative times were 128.9±38.9 min and 112.7±21.9 min (p=0.04); the mean stenting times were 12.6±5.4 min and 3.5±2.4 min (p=0.02); and the mean rates of catheterization-to-total surgery times were 0.1 and 0.03 (p=0.01) in Group 1 and 2, respectively. The mean hospital stays and the mean anastomosis times were similar between the two groups (p>0.05).


Conclusion: Antegrade JJ stenting during laparoscopic pyeloplasty significantly decreased the total operative time. 



Cite this article as: Bolat MS, Çınar Ö, Akdeniz E.  Does antegrade JJ stenting affect the total operative time during laparoscopic pyeloplasty? Turk J Urol 2017; 43(4): 497-501.

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