Current status of robot-assisted partial nephrectomy.

Abstract

The incidence of incidentally diagnosed small renal masses is rising. Although open partial nephrectomy (OPN) remains the reference standard for clinically localized renal lesions, growing experience with minimally invasive PN has demonstrated equivalent oncologic efficacy and improved short-term perioperative outcomes compared to open techniques. Compared… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11934-011-0223-z

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