Evolution of the Application of Techniques Derived from Abdominal Transplant Surgery in Urologic Oncology

Javier González, Jeffrey J. Gaynor, Mahmoud Alameddine, Gaetano Ciancio

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Purpose of Review: The techniques derived from abdominal transplant surgery have become a major actor in recent surgical evolution by providing a more optimal solution for urologic malignancies hosted in the upper abdomen. To describe in detail the objectives, rationale, relevant milestones, and surgical maneuvers of the so-called transplant techniques as applied to complex urologic oncology cases. Recent Findings: The transplant-based surgical approach aims to decrease perioperative complications by improving tumor accessibility and field visibility through an enhanced exposure (via the use of a transverse incision, a specific retractor, and specific surgical maneuvers). A sequence of milestones inspired these advances, which finally brought the technique into maturation. Summary: The transplant-based approach has demonstrated its safety and usefulness even in the low-volume practice of more complicated urologic oncology, offering protection against the occurrence of perioperative adverse events and placing us at the gates of a new stage of surgical innovation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6
JournalCurrent urology reports
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2018


  • Evolution
  • Surgery
  • Transplantation techniques, history
  • Urologic oncology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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