A retrospective review of all nephrectomy and partial nephrectomy specimens from May 2001 to August 2016 within the authors’ institution identified 31 patients with pathologically confirmed XGP. 28/31 patients underwent total nephrectomy (18 laparoscopic with 3 conversions, 9 open, and 1 robotic) and 3/31 patients underwent partial nephrectomy (2 robotic, 1 open).The aim of the study was to compare open vs. laparoscopic nephrectomy for XGP.
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Dr. Benabdallah summarized his presentation by stressing out the safety and feasibility of laparoscopic nephrectomy for XGP. The laparoscopic modality has considerably better overall results than the open modality for this indication, albeit complication and readmission rates are high regardless of modality.
Authors: Justin Benabdallah, St. Louis, MO
Written By: Hanan Goldberg, MD, Urologic Oncology Fellow (SUO), University of Toronto, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
at the 2017 AUA Annual Meeting - May 12 - 16, 2017 – Boston, Massachusetts, USA