Laparoscopic radical nephrectomy for large renal-cell carcinomas.

  title={Laparoscopic radical nephrectomy for large renal-cell carcinomas.},
  author={Ryohei Hattori and Kamihira Osamu and Yasushi Yoshino and Futoshi Tsuchiya and Takashi Fujita and Shin Yamada and Yasuhito Funahashi and Yoshinari Ono and Momokazu Gotoh},
  journal={Journal of endourology},
  volume={23 9},
OBJECTIVES We retrospectively reviewed the clinical outcome and long-term cancer control of patients with localized large renal-cell carcinomas (RCCs) who underwent laparoscopic radical nephrectomy in comparison to open procedure. PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred and thirty-one patients with RCCs greater than 7 cm who underwent radical nephrectomy between 1996 and 2008 were studied: 52 patients in the laparoscopy group and 79 in the open group. In this analysis patients who had metastasis or… CONTINUE READING


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