Complications in robot-assisted partial nephrectomy

Weil R. Lai, Benjamin R. Lee

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Robot-assisted partial nephrectomy is becoming increasingly applied as a surgical technique for the treatment of T1 renal masses. In the hands of experienced urologists trained in minimally-invasive surgery, the complication rates are low. We review complications associated with this surgical approach of robotic partial nephrectomy, including hemorrhage, urine leak, bowel injuries, those related to positioning, and the effects of surgery on progression of chronic kidney disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRobotics in Genitourinary Surgery, Second Edition
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9783319206455
ISBN (Print)9783319206448
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018


  • Complications
  • Nephron sparing surgery
  • Partial nephrectomy
  • Pseudoaneurysm
  • Robotics
  • Urine leak

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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