Karen E Reisiger

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OBJECTIVES To compare laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN) and laparoscopic cryoablation (LC) for the management of small renal tumors located near the renal hilum. METHODS A retrospective chart review was performed on all patients who underwent LPN and LC. A total of 23 patients (12 LPN and 11 LC) had tumors located within 5 mm of the renal hilar(More)
OBJECTIVES The long-term effects of shock wave lithotripsy on the growth of pediatric kidneys are not well defined. Likewise, no long-term data regarding renal growth after ureteroscopy or percutaneous nephrolithotomy have been published. We studied the effect of urolithiasis on renal growth in our pediatric patient population. METHODS A total of 165(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate our experience with laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN) for tumors located adjacent to the renal hilum. Continued advances in laparoscopic technology and technique have made LPN feasible for increasingly anatomically complex tumors. METHODS A retrospective chart review was performed of all patients who underwent LPN at Washington(More)
Postoperative rhabdomyolysis is a rare but serious complication of laparoscopic renal urologic surgery. The early recognition and treatment of the condition are imperative to minimize the risk of acute renal failure (ARF) and to limit the associated physical debility. Between 1992 and 2003, > 700 laparoscopic renal procedures were performed at 2(More)
OBJECTIVES The reference standard treatment for transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) of the upper tract remains nephroureterectomy. However, with improvements in endoscopic technology and techniques, endoscopic ablation of upper tract TCC has become a reality for highly selected patients. We report our present technique and 16-year experience of office-based(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the safety and efficacy of single-setting bilateral laparoscopic renal procedures. The continued advancement of laparoscopic surgical technology and surgeon expertise has allowed increasingly technically challenging procedures to be completed laparoscopically. Little has been reported on patient outcome, morbidity, and mortality of(More)
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