Retroperitoneal laparoscopic nephrectomy is safe and effective in obese patients: a comparative study of 55 procedures.

OBJECTIVES To compare the results of retroperitoneal laparoscopic nephrectomy (RLN) in obese and nonobese patients, because various open surgical procedures have been reported to result in higher morbidity in obese patients. METHODS Forty-eight consecutive patients underwent 55 RLNs in one center by one surgeon. Twenty-two patients were renal transplant… (More)