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Simplified Zero Ischemia in Robot Assisted Partial Nephrectomy: Initial Yonsei Experience

Authors
 Tae Young Shin ; Kyung Hwa Choi ; Koon Ho Rha ; Woong Kyu Han ; Dae Chul Jung ; Young Taik Oh ; Joo Yong Lee ; Dong Hoon Lee ; Kwang Hyun Kim ; Sey Kiat Lim 
Citation
 Korean Journal of Urology, Vol.54(2) : 78~84, 2013 
Journal Title
 Korean Journal of Urology 
ISSN
 2005-6737 
Issue Date
2013
Abstract
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and feasibility of a simplified zero ischemia technique using kidney donor computed tomographic (CT) angiography and conventional laparoscopic bulldog clamps. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a review of seven robot-assisted partial nephrectomies (RAPNs) performed by a single surgeon from January 2012 to May 2012. Using a simplified protocol of 3-dimentional reconstruction, tertiary arterial branches supplying the tumor were selectively clamped prior to resection. We used conventional laparoscopic bulldog clamps instead of microsurgical vessel clamps. The patients' demographic information, perioperative outcomes, pathologic outcomes and pre- and postoperative renal functions up to 3 months follow-up were analyzed. RESULTS: RAPN were successfully performed for seven complex renal hilar tumors. There were no significant differences in the total operation time, estimated blood loss or postoperative outcomes compared with published literature on standard RAPN. Negative surgical margins were reported in all cases. CONCLUSIONS: We presented a simplified-zero ischemia technique using kidney Donor CT angiography and conventional laparoscopic bulldog clamps. We have also demonstrated its safety and feasibility in patients with complex renal hilar tumors. This modified technique can be easily adopted by most surgeons who are currently performing RAPN.
URI
http://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/86934
DOI
10.4111/kju.2013.54.2.78
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1. 연구논문 > 1. College of Medicine > Dept. of Radiology
1. 연구논문 > 1. College of Medicine > Dept. of Urology
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