Title

Laparoendoscopic Single-site Partial Nephrectomy: A Multi-institutional Outcome Analysis

Publication Date

2013

Journal Title

Eur Urol

Abstract

Background: Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) has been developed in an attempt to further reduce the surgical trauma associated with conventional laparoscopy. Partial nephrectomy (PN) represents a challenging indication for LESS. Objective: To report a large multi-institutional series of LESS-PN and to analyze the predictors of outcomes after LESS-PN. Design, setting, and participants: Consecutive cases of LESS-PN done between November 2007 and March 2012 at 11 participating institutions were included in this retrospective analysis. Intervention: Each group performed LESS-PN according to its own protocols, entry criteria, and techniques. Outcome measurements and statistical analysis: Demographic data, main perioperative outcome parameters, and perioperative complications were gathered and analyzed. A multivariable analysis was used to assess the factors predicting a short (

Volume Number

64

Issue Number

2

Pages

314-322

Document Type

Article

Status

Faculty

Facility

School of Medicine

Primary Department

Urology

PMID

23415378

DOI

10.1016/j.eururo.2013.01.025