Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy in obese and non-obese patients: comparison with open surgery.

@article{Romero2008LaparoscopicPN,
  title={Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy in obese and non-obese patients: comparison with open surgery.},
  author={Frederico Ramalho Romero and Soroush Rais-Bahrami and Michael Muntener and F{\'a}bio Augusto R Brito and Thomas William Jarrett and Louis R. Kavoussi},
  journal={Urology},
  year={2008},
  volume={71 5},
  pages={806-9}
}
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to compare the perioperative outcomes of open (OPN) and laparoscopic (LPN) partial nephrectomy in obese and non-obese patients. METHODS We analyzed records for a cohort of 56 patients (28 obese and 28 non-obese) who underwent OPN, as well as 112 (56 obese and 56 non-obese) who underwent LPN. RESULTS Obese patients undergoing OPN had increased operative time (285.9 +/- 69.7 versus 195.2 +/- 59.8 minutes), blood loss (484.5 +/- 272.1 versus 391.7 +/- 308.6… CONTINUE READING

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