Evaluation of the impact of body mass index on outcome among renal mass patients treated with hand-assisted laparoscopic radical nephrectomy.

@article{Parker2008EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the impact of body mass index on outcome among renal mass patients treated with hand-assisted laparoscopic radical nephrectomy.},
  author={Alexander S. Parker and Richard Lewis and Michael G Heckman and Nancy Diehl and Theodore E. Brisson and Raymond W. Pak and Michael Wehle},
  journal={Journal of endourology},
  year={2008},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={
          301-6
        }
}
PURPOSE Although there are empiric data to show that obesity is not a contraindication for laparoscopic radical nephrectomy, similar data are lacking for the use of hand-assisted laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (HALRN) in obese patients. We evaluate whether obese patients undergoing HALRN to manage a renal mass are more likely than nonobese patients to experience poor intraoperative and perioperative outcomes. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between June 1, 1999, and May 31, 2006, 150 patients… CONTINUE READING