Robotic nephroureterectomy with partial duodenectomy for invasive ureteral tumor

Academic Article


  • Robotic surgery is gaining acceptance in the management of diverse urological disorders. Any minimally invasive procedure carries a risk of open conversion either for complications or unexpected intraoperative findings, but the additional dexterity of robotic instrumentation may allow even complex situations to be managed laparoscopically. We report the case of an upper tract transitional cell carcinoma discovered at the time of robotic nephroureterectomy to be invading the duodenum that was successfully excised robotically. © 2010 by JSLS, Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons.
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  • Dangle PP; Moore S; Abaza R
  • Start Page

  • 442
  • End Page

  • 446
  • Volume

  • 14
  • Issue

  • 3