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  1. Transvaginal Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Nephrectomy in a Series of 63 Cases: Stepwise Transition From Hybrid to Pure NOTES

    Transvaginal Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Nephrectomy in a Series of 63 Cases: Stepwise Transition From Hybrid to Pure NOTES

    1 August 2015

    Abstract Background The feasibility of hybrid transvaginal NOTES (natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery) nephrectomy (HTNN) has already been demonstrated. However, pure transvaginal NOTES nephrectomy (PTNN) has been limited to animal ...

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  2. Laparoscopic Radical Nephrectomy and Inferior Vena Cava Thrombectomy in the Treatment of Renal Cell Carcinoma

    Laparoscopic Radical Nephrectomy and Inferior Vena Cava Thrombectomy in the Treatment of Renal Cell Carcinoma

    1 July 2015

    Abstract Background Radical nephrectomy with inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombectomy is the preferred treatment for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) with IVC thrombus. However, IVC thrombectomy using a laparoscopic approach has not been reported for ...

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  3. Robotic Unclamped “Minimal-margin” Partial Nephrectomy: Ongoing Refinement of the Anatomic Zero-ischemia Concept

    Robotic Unclamped “Minimal-margin” Partial Nephrectomy: Ongoing Refinement of the Anatomic Zero-ischemia Concept

    11 June 2015

    Abstract Background Anatomic partial nephrectomy (PN) techniques aim to decrease or eliminate global renal ischemia. Objective To report the technical feasibility of completely unclamped “minimal-margin” robotic PN. We also illustrate the ...

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  4. Photoselective Vaporesection of the Prostate with a Front-firing Lithium Triborate Laser: Surgical Technique and Experience After 215 Procedures

    Photoselective Vaporesection of the Prostate with a Front-firing Lithium Triborate Laser: Surgical Technique and Experience After 215 Procedures

    1 June 2015

    Abstract Backgroud Although photoselective vaporization of the prostate (PVP) is considered one of the most promising alternatives to transurethral radical prostatectomy, a longer operative time, an unsatisfactory tissue removal rate, and the ...

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  5. Robot-assisted Laparoscopic Approach for Artificial Urinary Sphincter Implantation in 11 Women with Urinary Stress Incontinence: Surgical Technique and Initial Experience

    Robot-assisted Laparoscopic Approach for Artificial Urinary Sphincter Implantation in 11 Women with Urinary Stress Incontinence: Surgical Technique and Initial Experience

    1 May 2015

    Abstract Background Artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) implantation is recommended for women suffering urinary stress incontinence. Robot-assisted laparoscopy allows improved dexterity and visibility compared to traditional laparoscopy, potentially ...

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