Advances in Urology / 2009 / Article / Tab 2

Review Article

Comprehensive Management of Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma

Table 2

Studies that compare hand-assisted laparoscopic nephroureterectomy with other techniques.

StudyNo. of patientsTumor gradeFollow-upOutcomes

Kawauchi et al. [18]34 in HALN 34 in OS24 patients in HALN arm and 25 in OS arm grade II13.1 months in HALN,48.8 in OSTTR for HALN 9.5 months with RR 12% TTR for OS 14.4 months with RR 47%
Seifman et al. [26]16 in HALN 11 in OS12 patients in HALN arm and 9 in OS grade II tumors19 months in HALN,16 in OSTR for HALN in 3 patients and for OS in 7 patients
Landman et al. [20]16 in HALN 11 in LN13 patients in HALN arm and 8 in LN arm grade III tumors9.6 months in HALN,27.4 in LNHALN 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.

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