Studies that compare hand-assisted laparoscopic nephroureterectomy with other techniques.
|Study||No. of patients||Tumor grade||Follow-up||Outcomes|
|Kawauchi et al. ||34 in HALN 34 in OS||24 patients in HALN arm and 25 in OS arm grade II||13.1 months in HALN,48.8 in OS||TTR for HALN 9.5 months with RR 12% TTR for OS 14.4 months with RR 47%|
|Seifman et al. ||16 in HALN 11 in OS||12 patients in HALN arm and 9 in OS grade II tumors||19 months in HALN,16 in OS||TR for HALN in 3 patients and for OS in 7 patients|
|Landman et al. ||16 in HALN 11 in LN||13 patients in HALN arm and 8 in LN arm grade III tumors||9.6 months in HALN,27.4 in LN||HALN decreases operative time without significantly altering short-term parameters of convalescence|
|HALN: hand-assisted laparoscopic nephroureterectomy, LN:
laparoscopic nephroureterectomy, OS: open surgery, TTR: time to recurrence, RR:
recurrence rate, TR: tumor recurrence.|