Robotic partial nephrectomy: new beginnings.

  title={Robotic partial nephrectomy: new beginnings.},
  author={Ricardo R Brandina and Inderbir S. Gill},
  journal={European urology},
  volume={57 5},
When faced with a small renal mass ( 4 cm, cT1), the contemporary urologist must recognize that renal functional outcomes assume equal importance with oncologic outcomes [1]. As such, in the vast majority of cases, nephron-sparing strategies constitute optimal management. The desirability of nephron sparing is fundamental; the technical approach utilized to achieve it is secondary. Various options are available today, requiring judicious, individualized decision making [2]. The historical… CONTINUE READING