Editorial Review of Urologic Laparoscopy

  • Eiji Higashihara
  • Kikuo Nutahara
  • Moriaki Katoh
Part of the Recent Advances in Endourology book series (ENDOUROLOGY, volume 1)


It has been almost 10 years since the introduction of laparoscopic surgery into urology. The history of the past 10 years can be summarized from two aspects. One is the establishment and development of several lapaloscopic techniques, such as simple nephrectomy and adrenalectomy, and the other is the accumulation of many anecdotal attempts at laparoscopic surgery, which encompasses many types of urologie surgery. There are some types of laparoscopic surgery that are intermediate between established and anecdotal (Table 1).


Partial Nephrectomy Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy Pelvic Lymphadenectomy Laparoscopic Nephrectomy Editorial Review 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eiji Higashihara
    • 1
  • Kikuo Nutahara
    • 1
  • Moriaki Katoh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of UrologyKyorin University School of MedicineMitaka, TokyoJapan

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