Development of a surgical safety checklist for the performance of radical nephrectomy and tumor thrombectomy

Shivam Joshi, Michael A. Gorin, Rajinikanth Ayyathurai, Gaetano Ciancio

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Abstract

Background: The surgical management of renal cell carcinoma with invasion of the renal vein or inferior vena cava is associated with significant rates of perioperative morbidity and mortality. In this report we propose a surgical checklist aimed at reducing adverse events associated with the resection of these tumors.Methods: This review describes the development of an evidence- and experience-based surgical checklist aimed at improving the perioperative safety of patients undergoing radical nephrectomy and tumor thrombectomy.Results: Reducing the risk of complications during the surgical management of renal tumors with venous invasion begins with appropriate pre-operative imaging aimed at defining the cranial extent of the tumor thrombus, thus facilitating accurate preoperative planning. Other key elements of the checklist are aimed at ensuring clear and precise pre-, intra- and postoperative communication between members of the multidisciplinary-care team.Conclusion: A standardized surgical checklist may help to increase the perioperative safety of patients undergoing radical nephrectomy and tumor thrombectomy. Future validation studies are required to determine the clinical feasibility and post-implementation safety profile of this new checklist.

Original languageEnglish
Article number27
JournalPatient Safety in Surgery
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 15 2012

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Thrombectomy
Nephrectomy
Checklist
Safety
Neoplasms
Patient Safety
Renal Veins
Validation Studies
Inferior Vena Cava
Renal Cell Carcinoma
Thrombosis
Morbidity
Kidney
Mortality

Keywords

  • Checklist
  • Inferior vena cava
  • Renal cell carcinoma
  • Tumor thrombus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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Development of a surgical safety checklist for the performance of radical nephrectomy and tumor thrombectomy. / Joshi, Shivam; Gorin, Michael A.; Ayyathurai, Rajinikanth; Ciancio, Gaetano.

In: Patient Safety in Surgery, Vol. 6, No. 1, 27, 15.12.2012.

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