06th Aug 2018
Benjamin Van Parys† , Jeroen Van Besien , Nicolas Doumerc , Liesbeth Desender , Caren Randon , Frederic De Ryck , Thomas Tailly , Matthias Beysens , Carl Van Haute , Diederik Ponette , Kathia De Man , Piet Hoebeke, Frank Vermassen,Karel Decaestecker
robot-assisted kidney autotransplantation (RAKAT)
Ghent University Hospital, University Hospital of Rangueil,
From European Urology:
Kidney autotransplantation (KAT) is the ultimate way to salvage kidneys with complex renovascular, ureteral, or malignant pathologies that are not amenable to in situ reconstruction. A minimally invasive approach could broaden its adoption.
To describe operative technique, perioperative complications, and early functional outcomes of robot-assisted kidney autotransplantation (RAKAT).
Retrospective review of prospectively collected data regarding consecutive patients undergoing RAKAT between March 2017 and February 2018 at two university hospitals.
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Published online: August 06, 2018 Accepted: July 13, 2018