Virtual surgical planning: a novel aid to robot-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy.

@article{Lasser2012VirtualSP,
  title={Virtual surgical planning: a novel aid to robot-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy.},
  author={Michael S. Lasser and Matthew E Doscher and Aryeh Y Keehn and Victoria Chernyak and Evan S. Garfein and Reza Ghavamian},
  journal={Journal of endourology},
  year={2012},
  volume={26 10},
  pages={
          1372-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Incidental detection of small renal masses has significantly increased over the last two decades with the advent of cross-sectional imaging. The shift in stage has been met with a shift in treatment modality because the preservation of renal parenchyma can prevent adverse outcomes. Robot-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (RALPN) needs significant surgeon expertise, and preoperative planning is imperative. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between December 2010 and September… CONTINUE READING

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