Laparoscopic radical nephrectomy: Oncologic efficacy

Kenneth Ogan, Jeffrey A Cadeddu, Michael D. Stifelman

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Laparoscopic radical nephrectomy has evolved tremendously over the past decade to the point where it should be considered the standard of care for localized renal tumors not amenable to nephron-sparing surgery. The benefits of decreased postoperative pain, shortened hospital stay, quicker convalescence, and improved cosmesis have been proved in numerous studies. Long-term oncologic results of LRN have demonstrated equivalent outcomes to ORN.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)543-550
Number of pages8
JournalUrologic Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2003


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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