Partial Nephrectomy

  • Andre Luis de Castro Abreu
  • Giovanni Cacciamani
  • Inderbir S. Gill


Over the past few years, RPN has emerged as a strong alternative to OPN and LPN due to several documented advantages including less blood loss, quick recovery, less complications. PN is a major operation and, as such, is associated with a not insignificant complication rate. Complications can be divided into intra- and post-operative categories and address the practical aspects of RPN surgery. Herein, we present, specific complications related to PN surgery and tips for prevention and management.


Robotic partial nephrectomy Robot assisted partial nephrectomy RPN Complications 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andre Luis de Castro Abreu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Giovanni Cacciamani
    • 1
    • 3
    • 4
  • Inderbir S. Gill
    • 1
  1. 1.Section of Robotic & Laparoscopic Surgery, Catherine & Joseph Aresty Department of Urology, USC Institute of UrologyUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Clinical UrologyKeck School of Medicine of University of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.Department of UrologyUniversity of Verona, Azienda Universitaria IntegrataVeronaItaly
  4. 4.Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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