Robotic partial nephrectomy versus laparoscopic cryoablation for the small renal mass.

@article{Guillotreau2012RoboticPN,
  title={Robotic partial nephrectomy versus laparoscopic cryoablation for the small renal mass.},
  author={Julien Guillotreau and G M Haber and Riccardo Autorino and Ranko Miocinovi{\'c} and Shahab P Hillyer and Adri{\'a}n V Hern{\'a}ndez and Humberto K Laydner and Rachid Yakoubi and Wahib E Isac and Jean-Alexandre Long and Robert J. Stein and Jihad H. Kaouk},
  journal={European urology},
  year={2012},
  volume={61 5},
  pages={899-904}
}
BACKGROUND Open partial nephrectomy (OPN) remains the gold standard for treatment of small renal masses (SRMs). Laparoscopic cryoablation (LCA) has provided encouraging outcomes. Robotic partial nephrectomy (RPN) represents a new promising option but is still under evaluation. OBJECTIVE Compare the outcomes of RPN and LCA in the treatment of patients with SRMs. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS We retrospectively analyzed the medical charts of patients with SRMs (≤4cm) who underwent… CONTINUE READING

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