Laparoscopic and open partial nephrectomy: a matched-pair comparison of 200 patients.

@article{Marszalek2009LaparoscopicAO,
  title={Laparoscopic and open partial nephrectomy: a matched-pair comparison of 200 patients.},
  author={Martin Marszalek and Herbert Meixl and Marko Polajnar and Michael Rauchenwald and Klaus Jeschke and Stephan Madersbacher},
  journal={European urology},
  year={2009},
  volume={55 5},
  pages={1171-8}
}
BACKGROUND Laparoscopy is currently challenging the role of the open approach for nephron-sparing surgery (NSS), yet comparative studies on this issue are scant. OBJECTIVE To compare surgical, oncologic, and functional outcomes after laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN) and open partial nephrectomy (OPN). DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS We undertook matched-pair (age, sex, tumour size) analysis of patients who underwent elective NSS for renal masses either by laparoscopic (Klagenfurt… CONTINUE READING
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