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Urol Oncol. 2010 Jan-Feb;28(1):74-6. doi: 10.1016/j.urolonc.2009.03.020.

Robotic partial nephrectomy: a comparison to current techniques.

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  • 1Vattikuti Urology Institute, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 48202, USA.


The bar has been set high for nephron sparing surgery by experts in both open and laparoscopic approaches. Robotic partial nephrectomy has emerged as an option for minimally invasive nephron sparing surgery. We discuss the current literature for robotic partial nephrectomy in the context of reported outcomes for open and laparoscopic partial nephrectomy.

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