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Robotic partial nephrectomy for complex kidney cyst in a 4-year old boy: Points of technique

Published:September 13, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpurol.2022.09.009

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      Complex kidney cysts are rarely observed in childhood. In adult patients, when radiological studies found a suspicious renal lesion, the gold standard is surgical asportation. The robotic surgery is well known as a secure procedure for treatment these patients, and is nowadays a real alternative also for pediatric patients. The challenges in children surgery are linked to anesthesiologic gestion, smaller operative fields, the need of specific instruments and more delicate tissue handling. We present a step-by-step video description of a robotic partial nephrectomy for a renal multicystic mass in a 4 year-old child.

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