Journal of Robotic Surgery

, 2:257 | Cite as

Robot-assisted retroperitoneal renal cryoablation

  • Manish N. Patel
  • Mani Menon
  • Craig G. RogersEmail author
Case Report


A 74-year-old man with multiple medical comorbidities and a 3.6 cm right posterior renal hilar mass, biopsy-confirmed as papillary renal cell carcinoma, underwent a robot-assisted retroperitoneal renal cryoablation. We report the feasibility of robot-assisted retroperitoneal cryoablation of a renal tumor and describe our technique.


Cryoablation Minimally invasive Renal cancer Retroperitoneal Robotics Surgery 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manish N. Patel
    • 1
  • Mani Menon
    • 1
  • Craig G. Rogers
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Vattikuti Urology InstituteHenry Ford HospitalDetroitUSA

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