Year : 2003 | Volume
: 20 | Issue : 1 | Page : 1--6
Laparoscopic radical nephrectomy: Is it ontologically safe?
Apul Goel, Ashok K Hemal
Department of Urology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
Objectives: Laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (LRN) is emerging as a viable alternative to open radical nephrectomy for treatment of patients with localized renal cell carcinoma (RCC). However, data regarding the oncologic effectiveness of this minimally invasive treatment option is still scarce. We review the literature regarding the oncologic efficacy of this treatment, including our own experience.
Methods: The current literature on LRN for treatment of patients with localized RCC, available on Medline, was reviewed.
Results: Although the long-term results are not known current literature suggests that LRN is as effective as open radical nephrectomy for localized RCC.
Conclusions: LRN is a safe and effective modality of treatment for patients with localized RCC. It does not pose any extra risk for port-site recurrence, local recurrence and distant metastasis over open radical nephrectomy. The survival outcomes are similar in both the techniques even at long term follow-up of 10 years.
Ashok K Hemal
Vattikuti Urology Institute, K 9, Henry Ford Hospital, 2799, West Grand Boulevard, Detroit, 48202
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Goel A, Hemal AK. Laparoscopic radical nephrectomy: Is it ontologically safe?.Indian J Urol 2003;20:1-6
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Goel A, Hemal AK. Laparoscopic radical nephrectomy: Is it ontologically safe?. Indian J Urol [serial online] 2003 [cited 2020 Feb 18 ];20:1-6
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