Hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy for renal masses >9.5 cm: series comparison with open radical nephrectomy.

@article{Malaeb2005HandassistedLN,
  title={Hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy for renal masses >9.5 cm: series comparison with open radical nephrectomy.},
  author={Bahaa Sami Malaeb and Jennifer B. Sherwood and Grant D Taylor and David A. Duchene and Kevin J Broder and Kenneth S. Koeneman},
  journal={Urologic oncology},
  year={2005},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={323-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the feasibility of hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy (HALN) for large renal masses (stage T2, mean size 9.7 cm) and compare outcomes with a similar cohort undergoing open radical nephrectomy (ORN). METHODS A nonrandomized comparison of 19 consecutive patients who underwent nephrectomy for renal masses >or=7 cm was performed. The HALN group was compared to the ORN group regarding demographic parameters and perioperative data, including blood loss, operating time… CONTINUE READING