Retroperitoneoscopic partial nephrectomy using radiofrequency ablation

Atsushi Uchida, Akira Miyajima, Akio Horiguchi, Hiroki Ide, Naoki Hatakeyama, Ichiro Yoshimura

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Two patients with renal tumors underwent retroperitoneoscopic partial nephrectomy. The renal tumors were initially treated with radiofrequency ablation. This method allowed tumor excision to be achieved without clamping the renal pedicle. Residual renal function was well maintained as determined by enhanced computed tomography scanning and measurement of the serum creatinine level. There were no complications such as vascular damage or collecting system injury. The pathological diagnosis was clear cell carcinoma (pT1) in Patient 1 and was not determined in Patient 2 because of entire ablation. No recurrence has been observed after 3 years and 2 years of follow up, respectively. Radiofrequency ablation was useful for control of local bleeding during retroperitonaoscopic partial nephrectomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-73
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Urology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jan


  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Renal cell carcinoma
  • Retroperitoneoscopic surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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