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Authors Patel SR, Nakada SY
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Journal J. Endourol. Volume: 25 Issue: 2 Pages: 217-23
Publish Date 2011 Feb
PubMed ID 21254933

Laparoscopic radical nephrectomy is the standard of care for the management of most renal cancers. The hand-assisted approach has bridged the gap between open nephrectomy and a pure laparoscopic approach. Hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy allows tactile feedback, thus shortening the learning curve for some surgeons and allowing more experienced laparoscopists to perform more complex and challenging procedures. Copyright © 2018 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System