Robot-assisted partial nephrectomy: Superiority over laparoscopic partial nephrectomy.

  title={Robot-assisted partial nephrectomy: Superiority over laparoscopic partial nephrectomy.},
  author={Ryoichi Shiroki and Naohiko Fukami and Kosuke Fukaya and Mamoru Kusaka and T. Natsume and Takashi Ichihara and Hiroshi Toyama},
  journal={International journal of urology : official journal of the Japanese Urological Association},
  volume={23 2},
Nephron-sparing surgery has been proven to positively impact the postoperative quality of life for the treatment of small renal tumors, possibly leading to functional improvements. Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy is still one of the most demanding procedures in urological surgery. Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy sometimes results in extended warm ischemic time and severe complications, such as open conversion, postoperative hemorrhage and urine leakage. Robot-assisted partial nephrectomy… CONTINUE READING