Partial nephrectomy for renal carcinoma

Yasuyuki Kobayashi, Shinya Uehara, Toyohiko Watanabe, Takashi Saika, Yasutomo Nasu, Hiromi Kumon

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Prevalent use of cross-sectional imaging has led to a manifest increase in the number of newly diagnosed, radiographically enhanced small renal masses. Partial nephrectomy (PN) is the standard care for small renal tumors. Some investigators have reported that PN has been associated with a better overall survival when compared to radical nephrectomy (RN). Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN) is an increasingly performed, minimally invasive alternative to OPN. LPN offers the advantages of reduced operative time, decreased operative blood loss and a shorter hospital stay. However, LPN is a technically challenging procedure that requires advanced laparoscopic skills. In an attempt to shorten the considerable learning curve associated with LPN, to ease surgeon fatigue, and to further expand the indications set for LPN, robotic partial nephrectomy has been introduced.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-57
Number of pages7
JournalNishinihon Journal of Urology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 20 2011


  • Nephron-sparing surgery
  • Partial nephrectomy
  • Renal cell carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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