NOTES hybrid transvaginal radical nephrectomy for tumor: stepwise progression toward a first successful clinical case.

@article{Sotelo2010NOTESHT,
  title={NOTES hybrid transvaginal radical nephrectomy for tumor: stepwise progression toward a first successful clinical case.},
  author={Ren{\'e} J Sotelo and Robert J De Andrade and Golena Fern{\'a}ndez and Daniel Portela Ram{\'i}rez and Eugenio Di Grazia and Oswaldo J Carmona and Otto E Moreira and Andre Kives Berger and Monish Aron and Mihir Desai and Inderbir S. Gill},
  journal={European urology},
  year={2010},
  volume={57 1},
  pages={138-44}
}
BACKGROUND Natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) has been used to perform nephrectomy in the laboratory; however, clinical reports to date have used multiple abdominal trocars to assist the transvaginal procedure. OBJECTIVE To present our stepwise technique development and the first successful clinical case of NOTES transvaginal radical nephrectomy for tumor with umbilical assistance without extraumbilical skin incisions. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS The four… CONTINUE READING

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