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PURPOSE Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy is an increasingly performed, minimally invasive alternative to open partial nephrectomy. We compared early postoperative outcomes in 1,800 patients undergoing open partial nephrectomy by experienced surgeons with the initial experience with laparoscopic partial nephrectomy in patients with a single renal tumor 7 cm(More)
PURPOSE We report our experience with LPN for tumor in a solitary kidney. MATERIALS AND METHODS Of 430 patients undergoing LPN since February 1999 at our institution 22 (5%) underwent LPN for tumor in a solitary kidney, as performed by a single surgeon. The laparoscopic technique that we used duplicated open principles, including hilar clamping, cold cut(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the feasibility of using laser energy during nerve-sparing robotically assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP), as the energy sources currently used for haemostasis in RARP adversely affect cavernous nerve function, while clips require application by a skilled assistant, but laser energy potentially allows precise dissection with minimal(More)
OBJECTIVES Techniques for laparoscopic radical cystectomy are rapidly evolving. The entire procedure can be performed completely intracorporeally by pure laparoscopic techniques or by open-assisted laparoscopic techniques in which the urinary diversion is constructed extracorporeally by way of a minilaparotomy incision. We retrospectively evaluated the(More)
OBJECTIVES Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN) is a technically challenging procedure for the management of renal tumours. Major complications of LPN include bleeding and urine leakage. Haemostatic agents (HAs) and/or glues may reduce haemorrhage and urine leakage. We sought to examine the current practice patterns for urologists performing LPN with(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the use of pulsed fluoroscopic guidance, to perform endoscopic procedures in pregnant women, by inverting the fluoroscope's c-arm using a lead thyroid collar to shield the fetus from the direct X-ray beam. The use of radiation during treatment of pregnant patients with urolithiasis remains a recurring dilemma. METHODS Between May(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the feasibility of high-resolution optical coherence tomography (OCT) in the identification of neurovascular bundles (NVBs) during laparoscopic and robotic radical prostatectomy (LRP). PATIENTS AND METHODS Between November 2005 and March 2006, 24 patients undergoing transperitoneal laparoscopic or robotic radical prostatectomy were(More)
OBJECTIVES To report our experience with laparoscopic partial nephrectomy in obese (body mass index greater than 30 kg/m2) patients compared with a contemporary cohort of nonobese patients. METHODS From August 1999 to December 2004, 140 obese (group 1) and 238 nonobese (group 2) patients underwent laparoscopic partial nephrectomy at our institution. We(More)
PURPOSE Partial nephrectomy for hilar tumors represents a technical challenge not only for laparoscopic, but also for open surgeons. We report the technical feasibility and perioperative outcomes of laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN) for hilar tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between January 2001 and September 2004, 25 of 362 patients (6.9%) undergoing(More)
PURPOSE The oncological efficacy of partial nephrectomy is related to obtaining a negative surgical margin intraoperatively. This study assesses the oncological outcomes of patients undergoing laparoscopic partial nephrectomy for a renal tumor who had positive surgical margin on final pathology. MATERIALS AND METHODS The experiences of 2 surgeons with 511(More)