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Laparoscopic Radical Nephrectomy

Retroperitoneal Approach
  • Andre Berger
  • Sidney Castro de Abreu
  • Inderbir S. Gill
Part of the Current Clinical Urology book series (CCU)

Abstract

At specialized centers worldwide, laparoscopic radical nephrectomy is now routine practice for management of indicated patients with localized renal cell carcinoma. Compared to open radical nephrectomy, the laparoscopic approach is associated with comparable operative time, decreased blood loss, superior recovery, improved cosmesis, and equivalent cancer control over a long-term follow-up (1–3).

Keywords

Renal Artery Radical Nephrectomy Psoas Muscle Retroperitoneal Space Peritoneal Membrane 
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Copyright information

© Humana Press, a part of Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, a part of Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andre Berger
    • 1
  • Sidney Castro de Abreu
    • 2
  • Inderbir S. Gill
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Urology, Center for Laparoscopic and Robotic SurgeryGlickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland ClinicClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Section of Laparoscopy and EndourologyANDROS, Hospital Urológico de BrasiliaBrasiliaBrazil
  3. 3.Glickman Urological Institute, Cleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA

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