Comparison of laparoscopic versus open radical nephrectomy for large renal tumors: a retrospective analysis of multi-center results.

@article{Jeon2011ComparisonOL,
  title={Comparison of laparoscopic versus open radical nephrectomy for large renal tumors: a retrospective analysis of multi-center results.},
  author={Seung Hyun Jeon and Tae Gyun Kwon and Koon Ho Rha and Gyung Tak Sung and Wan Sik Lee and Jae Sung Lim and Young Beom Jeong and Sung Hoo Hong and Hyeon Hoe Kim and Seok-Soo Byun},
  journal={BJU international},
  year={2011},
  volume={107 5},
  pages={817-821}
}
OBJECTIVE • To assess the feasibility and oncologic efficacy of laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (LRN) compared with open radical nephrectomy (ORN) in patients with large renal cell carcinomas (RCCs) > 7 cm in size. PATIENTS AND METHODS • We analysed the data from 255 patients who underwent radical nephrectomies at 26 institutions in Korea between January 2000 and December 2007 for RCCs > 7 cm in size. • Eighty-eight patients who underwent LRNs were compared with 167 patients who underwent… CONTINUE READING
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