Advances in Urology / 2009 / Article / Tab 3

Review Article

Comprehensive Management of Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma

Table 3

Studies for robotic-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy.

StudyNo. of patientsConversionsFollow-upOutcomes

Gettman et al. [28]131 to LN13 monthsRALN is feasible and safely performed
Phillips et al. [30]122 one to HALN and 1 to OS12 monthsRALN is safe, feasible, and reproducible
Caruso et al. [31]101 to LN12 monthsRALN safe and feasible procedure in patients with small exophytic masses
Kaul et al. [32]10No conversions15 monthsRALN is a viable alternative to LN for patients with small exophytic masses
Deane et al. [33]10No conversions16 monthsNo difference between RALN and LN as regarding PT,IBL and MWIT

RALN: robotic-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy, LN: laparoscopic nephrectomy, OS: open surgery, PT: procedure time, IBL: intraoperative blood loss, MWIT: mean warm ischemia time.

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