Robotic surgery in patients with achondroplastic dwarfism: evaluation of risks and issues in an anatomical challenging bilateral partial nephrectomy
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The reports on the performance of robotic surgery in patients with dwarfism are anecdotal; anesthesiological issues and a challenging anatomy are the main factors that lead most of surgeons to prefer a more traditional approach. We present a case of bilateral robotic partial nephrectomy in a patient affected by achondroplastic dwarfism and aim to evaluate risks and issues in this type of surgery.
KeywordsAchondroplasia Robotic partial nephrectomy RAPN Robotic surgery Dwarfism
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