Factors predicting adhesion between renal capsule and perinephric adipose tissue in partial nephrectomy

Yasuyuki Kobayashi, Hiroaki Kurahashi, Yuko Matsumoto, Koichiro Wada, Katsumi Sasaki, Motoo Araki, Shin Ebara, Toyohiko Watanabe, Yasutomo Nasu

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In minimally invasive partial nephrectomy (MIPN), it is important to preoperatively predict the degree of difficulty of tumor resection. When severe adhesions occur between the renal capsule and perinephric adipose tissue, detachment can be difficult. Preoperative prediction of adhesion is thought to be useful in the selection of surgical procedure. Subjects were 63 patients of a single surgeon who had received MIPN between April 2008 and August 2013 at Okayama University Hospital. Of these patients, this study followed 47 in whom the presence or absence of adhesions between the renal capsule and perinephric adipose tissue was confirmed using intraoperative videos. Data collected included: sex, BMI, CT finding (presence of fibroids in perinephric adipose tissue), comorbidities and lifestyle. Adhesion was observed in 7 patients (14.9%). The mean operative time was 291.6min in the adhesion group, and 226.3min in the group without. The increased time in the adhesions group was significant (p < 0.05). Predictive factors were a positive CT finding for fibroid structure and comorbidity of hypertension (p < 0.05). In MIPN, difficulty of surgery can be affected by the presence of adhesion of the perinephric adipose tissue. Predicting such adhesion from preoperative CT is thus important.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-74
Number of pages6
JournalActa Medica Okayama
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016



  • Adhension
  • Partial nephrectomy
  • Renal capsule
  • Renal cell carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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