Partial Resection of the Kidney for Renal Cancer

  • Paolo UmariEmail author
  • Alessandro Volpe
  • Alexandre Mottrie


The widespread use of abdominal imaging led to an increased early detection of small renal masses in asymptomatic patients. Minimally invasive surgery as laparoscopy and robot-assisted surgery are widely used techniques for kidney surgery particularly for small renal masses. In this chapter robot-assisted partial nephrectomy (RAPN) is meticulously described and perioperative, functional and oncologic outcomes are widely discussed.


Renal cell carcinoma Robot-assisted partial nephrectomy Minimally invasive surgery Robotic surgery 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paolo Umari
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Alessandro Volpe
    • 1
    • 2
  • Alexandre Mottrie
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.ORSI AcademyMelleBelgium
  2. 2.Department of UrologyMaggiore della Carità Hospital, University of Eastern PiedmontNovaraItaly
  3. 3.Department of UrologyOLV HospitalAalstBelgium

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