Laparoscopic radical nephrectomy: the Nagoya experience.


PURPOSE We evaluated the efficacy of laparoscopic radical nephrectomy for removing kidneys with small volume renal cell carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS 25 patients (19 men and 6 women, mean age 59) who had a kidney with small volume renal cell carcinoma (diameter less than 5 cm.), underwent laparoscopic radical nephrectomy. The kidney was dissected… (More)