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Actas Urológicas Españolas

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AGUILERA BAZAN, A. et al. Laparoscopic nephron-sparing surgery: 5 years´ experience. Actas Urol Esp [online]. 2010, vol.34, n.3, pp.238-241. ISSN 0210-4806.

Introduction: Laparoscopic nephron-sparing surgery is among the most complex urological procedures currently performed. Open surgery continues to be the gold standard of care, but the laparoscopic approach is gaining ground slowly but surely. Our 5 years´ experience is reported. Materials and Methods: From September 2004 to March 2009, 38 laparoscopic nephron-sparing procedures were performed at our hospital. A transperitoneal laparoscopic approach was used in all cases, with en bloc clamping of renal hilum in most patients. Results: Mean operating time was 141min, mean intraoperative bleeding 130mL, mean warm ischemia time 24min, and mean hospital stay 3.3 days. Bleeding was the most common complication (requiring transfusion in 13.5% of patients). Positive surgical margins were found in 5.4% of patients. Conclusions: Adequate selection of the patient (tumor size, location) and the procedure to be used, surgeon experience, and surgical skills are essential for achieving good oncological results and for minimizing the complications of this demanding procedure.

Keywords : Tumor removal; Partial nephrectomy; Enucleation; Laparoscopy.

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