Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy with a microwave tissue coagulator for small renal tumor

K. Yoshimura, K. Okubo, K. Ichioka, N. Terada, Y. Matsuta, Y. Arai

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Abstract

Purpose: Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy is a challenging procedure due to the risk of excessive bleeding. We evaluated the usefulness of a microwave tissue coagulator during laparoscopic partial nephrectomy for small renal tumor. Materials and Methods: From January to July 2000, 6 patients with small renal tumors, from 11 to 25 mm. in diameter, underwent laparoscopic partial nephrectomy with a microwave tissue coagulator without renal pedicle clamping. There were 4 patients who underwent the transperitoneal and 2 who underwent the retroperitoneal approaches. Results: Mean operating time was 186 minutes (range 131 to 239), and blood loss was minimal. Complications were mild and tolerable, and there was no significant deterioration of renal function. Conclusions: Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy with a microwave tissue coagulator is a useful and less invasive method for treatment of select small renal tumors. Long-term followup of patients is warranted to determine the potential for cancer control with this method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)[d]1893-1896
JournalJournal of Urology
Volume165
Issue number6 I
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Carcinoma, renal cell
  • Kidney
  • Laparoscopy
  • Nephrectomy
  • Tissues

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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    Yoshimura, K., Okubo, K., Ichioka, K., Terada, N., Matsuta, Y., & Arai, Y. (2001). Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy with a microwave tissue coagulator for small renal tumor. Journal of Urology, 165(6 I), [d]1893-1896. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0022-5347(05)66236-2