The feasibility of laparoendoscopic single-site nephrectomy: Initial experience using home-made single-port device

Woong Kyu Han, Yong Hyun Park, Hwang Gyun Jeon, Wooju Jeong, Koon Ho Rha, Hwang Choi, Hyeon Hoe Kim

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Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To report our early experience with laparoendoscopic single-site (LESS) nephrectomy using home-made single-port device for benign nonfunctioning kidney. METHODS: A total of 14 patients with benign nonfunctioning kidney underwent transperitoneal LESS nephrectomy by 2 experienced laparoscopic surgeons. The indications for nephrectomy were nonfunctioning kidney associated with ectopic kidney (n = 2), ureteropelvic junction obstruction (n = 5), genitourinary tuberculosis (n = 4), ureter stone (n = 2), and ureter stricture (n = 1). RESULTS: All procedures were completed successfully. The mean operative time was 151 (85-230) minutes, estimated blood loss 108 (negligible-500) mL, and postoperative hospital stay 3.1 (2-6) days. There were no major complications. CONCLUSIONS: LESS nephrectomy is a feasible and safe surgical option for benign nonfunctioning kidney.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)862-865
Number of pages4
JournalUrology
Volume76
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Oct

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Urology

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