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Robotic Partial Nephrectomy

  • Craig A. PetersEmail author
Chapter

Abstract

Robotic-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy in children most commonly involves patients who have a nonfunctioning moiety in a duplex renal system. Specific indications that would lead to discussion with the patient and parents of intervention include recurrent urinary tract infections, flank pain, or nausea/vomiting suspected to be related to the nonfunctioning moiety. Asymptomatic patients raise the concern about the long-term risks of developing symptoms, generally related to infection.

Keywords

Robotic Partial nephrectomy Pediatrics Renal system Nonfunctioning moiety Infection 

Supplementary material

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pediatric UrologyChildren’s Medical Center, University of Texas SouthwesternDallasUSA

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