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Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy: Expanding Role in the Treatment of Localized Renal Cell Carcinoma

Mohamed Abdellateef

Citation Information : Abdellateef M. Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy: Expanding Role in the Treatment of Localized Renal Cell Carcinoma. World J Lap Surg 2011; 4 (3):169-173.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10007-1138

Published Online: 01-04-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; The Author(s).



The increasing incidence of localized renal cell carcinoma (RCC) over the last three decades have been well evident and have called for different treatment modalities among which laparoscopic partial nephrectomy has evolved.


To review the development, techniques, outcomes and current status of laparoscopic partial nephrectomy for the treatment of renal tumors.

Materials and methods

A literature search of English-language publications was performed using the Medline database and website PubMed. Many papers were identified of which 64 papers were selected for review based on their contribution and relevance.


Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy provides perioperative results as well as intermediate and long-term oncologic and functional outcomes comparable with the reference standard (open partial nephrectomy) with significantly decreased patient morbidity. Today, the indications for laparoscopic partial nephrectomy have expanded to include larger, more complex and higher-stage tumors.

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