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Robotic renal surgery bests open partial nephrectomy

Key clinical point: Complications were less common with robot-assisted partial nephrectomy than with open partial nephrectomy in patients with renal cancer.

Major finding: The overall rate of complications was 18% with robot-assisted surgery and 33% with open surgery (P < .001)

Study details: Prospective study of 3,468 patients with stage I/II (cT1-2, cN0, cM0) renal cancer.

Disclosures: The study was supported by a grant from Intuitive. Dr. Larcher declared no conflicts of interest.


Larcher A et al. EAU20, Abstract 30. Eur Urol Open Sci 2020;19(Suppl 2):e142.