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Partial nephrectomy in a patient with dwarfism
Division of Urology, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
Aug  2016 (Vol.  23, Issue  4, Pages( 8375 - 8378)
PMID: 27544562


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  • We describe the case of a 50-year-old male with achondroplastic dwarfism who presents with a renal mass in his left kidney concerning for renal cell carcinoma. The patient successfully underwent a robotic partial nephrectomy, which revealed a T1a renal cell carcinoma. The tumor was excised successfully without any intraoperative complications demonstrating that a robotic partial nephrectomy is technically both safe and effective in patients with achondroplastic dwarfism.