Robot-assisted partial nephrectomy has been proposed as a technique to overcome technical challenges of laparoscopic partial nephrectomy. We prospectively collected and analyzed data from 31 patients who underwent robotic partial nephrectomy with systematic use of hemostatic agents, between February 2009 and October 2014. Thirty-three renal tumors were treated in 31 patients. There were no conversions to open surgery, intraoperative complications, or blood transfusions. The mean size of the resected tumors was 27 mm (median 20 mm, range 5–40 mm). Twenty-seven of 33 lesions (82 %) did not require vascular clamping and therefore were treated in the absence of ischemia. All margins were negative. The high partial nephrectomy success rate without vascular clamping suggests that robotic nephron-sparing surgery with systematic use of hemostatic agents may be a safe, effective method to completely avoid ischemia in the treatment of selected renal masses

Robotic surgery and hemostatic agents in partial nephrectomy: a high rate of success without vascular clamping

MORELLI, LUCA;PALMERI, MATTEO;D'ISIDORO, CRISTIANO;KAUFFMANN, EMANUELE FEDERICO;TARTAGLIA, DARIO;PISANO, ROBERTA;GUADAGNI, SIMONE;DI FRANCO, GREGORIO;DI CANDIO, GIULIO;MOSCA, FRANCO
2015

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Robot-assisted partial nephrectomy has been proposed as a technique to overcome technical challenges of laparoscopic partial nephrectomy. We prospectively collected and analyzed data from 31 patients who underwent robotic partial nephrectomy with systematic use of hemostatic agents, between February 2009 and October 2014. Thirty-three renal tumors were treated in 31 patients. There were no conversions to open surgery, intraoperative complications, or blood transfusions. The mean size of the resected tumors was 27 mm (median 20 mm, range 5–40 mm). Twenty-seven of 33 lesions (82 %) did not require vascular clamping and therefore were treated in the absence of ischemia. All margins were negative. The high partial nephrectomy success rate without vascular clamping suggests that robotic nephron-sparing surgery with systematic use of hemostatic agents may be a safe, effective method to completely avoid ischemia in the treatment of selected renal masses
Morelli, Luca; Morelli, John; Palmeri, Matteo; D'Isidoro, Cristiano; Kauffmann, EMANUELE FEDERICO; Tartaglia, Dario; Caprili, Giovanni; Pisano, Roberta; Guadagni, Simone; DI FRANCO, Gregorio; DI CANDIO, Giulio; Mosca, Franco
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