Robot-assisted partial nephrectomy for renal tumors larger than 4 cm: results of a multicenter, international series. Ficarra V, Bhayani S, Porter J, Buffi N, Lee R, Cestari A, Novara G, Mottrie A. Source OLV Robotic Surgery Institute, Onze Lieve Vrouw (O.L.V.) Clinic Aalst, Moorselbaan 164, 9300 Aalst, Belgium. email@example.com Abstract BACKGROUNDS: Limited data are available for the use of robot-assisted partial nephrectomy (RAPN) in tumors >4 cm. The objectives of this study were to report the perioperative outcomes of a series of patients who underwent RAPN for suspicious >4 cm renal tumors and to compare these results with those observed in a group of patients with ≤4 cm tumors. METHODS: We analyzed retrospectively the clinical records of 49 patients who underwent RAPN for suspicious of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) >4 cm in size at four centers from September 2008 to September 2010. All patients underwent da Vinci RAPN. The results were compared with those observed in a group of patients undergoing RAPN for ≤4 cm renal tumors. RESULTS: The median warm ischemia time (WIT) was 22 min (Interquartile range [IQR] 18-28). The median console time was 145 min (median IQR 112-177). The median blood loss was 120 mL (IQR 62-237). In two cases, we observed intraoperative renal vein injury (4 %). Postoperative complications were reported in 13 (26.5 %) patients. Major complications were observed in 4 (8.2 %) cases. Patients with large tumors showed perioperative outcomes worse than those received the RAPN for ≤4 cm tumors. Conversely, no significant difference was observed in positive surgical margin (PSM) rates. CONCLUSIONS: These outcomes support the use of RAPN as possible alternative to open PN for the treatment for patients with suspicious renal masses >4 cm. Positive surgical margin rates demonstrated RAPN is an oncologically safe procedure for tumors >4 cm.
|Titolo:||Robot-assisted partial nephrectomy for renal tumors larger than 4 cm: results of a multicenter, international series.|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|