A review of methods for hemostasis and renorrhaphy after laparoscopic and robot-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy

Rajan Ramanathan, Raymond J. Leveillee

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Abstract

The techniques for management of small renal masses (SRMs) have evolved over the past several years. Radical nephrectomy can lead to an increased risk of chronic kidney disease, and the emphasis is now shifting to nephron-conserving techniques. Partial nephrectomy is now considered a standard of care for the management of SRMs, and laparoscopic techniques are becoming popular because they are minimally invasive. The kidneys are extremely vascular organs, and renal hemorrhage is a major cause of morbidity after laparoscopic partial nephrectomies. Control of bleeding and management of calyceal injuries can be difficult and make the procedure technically challenging. This review looks at the various modalities that are available to reduce bleeding and reviews some advances in the area of hemostatic maneuvers during laparoscopic partial nephrectomies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)208-220
Number of pages13
JournalCurrent urology reports
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2010

Keywords

  • Hemostasis after partial nephrectomy
  • Hemostatic agents
  • Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy
  • Partial nephrectomy
  • Renorrhaphy
  • Small renal masses
  • Tissue sealants

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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