Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy
Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy is emerging as an attractive, minimally invasive nephron-sparing option for the management of select renal lesions. It is associated with less need for postoperative analgesia, earlier hospital discharge, and more rapid convalescence. Experience with LPN continues to grow. The technique is evolving and issues of hemostasis and renal ischemia are being further addressed in the laboratory. It should be performed by surgeons with considerable laparoscopic expertise at centers where there is frequent interaction between open and laparoscopic surgeons.
KeywordsRenal Artery Inferior Vena Cava Renal Vein Renal Tumor Partial Nephrectomy
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