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Robotic-assisted right partial nephrectomy with multiple arterial clamping

Epublication WebSurg.com, Apr 2012;12(04). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en3666

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Robotic-assisted partial nephrectomy (RAPN) has become increasingly important in the field of minimally invasive surgery of the kidney and the prostate. This technique presents many advantages and helps with the exposure of all anatomical details (vessels included). It allows surgeons to make a very easy and precise dissection of the hilum, and provides an excellent view of renal masses. This allows to precisely cut off masses and differentiate them from normal renal parenchyma. The use of the robot is time-saving and allows for an easy exposure, suture, and closure of the kidney.