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Laparoscopic wedge resection of a renal mass in a solitary kidney
St. Joseph's Hospital, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Jun  2001 (Vol.  8, Issue  3, Pages( 1297 - 1299)


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  • Laparoscopic radical nephrectomy has gained acceptance as a viable means of managing renal neoplasms. Partial nephrectomy has traditionally been performed through a flank or transabdominal incision, with its attendant morbidity and required hospitalization. Laparoscopic renal-sparing surgery may be more technically demanding, but remains beneficial to the patient if performed with adherence to oncological principles. We present a case of laparoscopic renal-sparing surgery in a patient with a renal mass in a solitary kidney. We discuss the technical and oncological challenges of this approach.