Hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy and nephroureterectomy: Our experience in Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Chee Kong Christopher Ho, Zulkifli Md. Zainuddin, J. Nazri, M. Sundram

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Hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy (HAL-N) and nephroureterectomy (HAL-NU) were introduced to bridge the gap between open and laparoscopic surgery. This newer technique has the benefits of both laparoscopic and open surgical approaches but has a shorter learning curve and decreased operative time compared to laparoscopic surgery. A review of our 2-year experience showed that for the seventeen cases of HAL-N that was performed, the mean operative time was 187.8 minutes while the mean length of hospital stay was 4.1 days. For the two HAL-NU cases, the mean operative time was 415 minutes while the mean length of hospital stay was 5.5 days. Only one complication occurred and it was an incisional hernia at the hand-port site. There was no recurrence for the carcinoma cases. Our experience shows that this technique is feasible and safe.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-43
Number of pages3
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume63
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008

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Nephrectomy
Length of Stay
Operative Time
Hand
Laparoscopy
Learning Curve
Carcinoma
Recurrence

Keywords

  • Hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy
  • Hand-assisted laparoscopic nephroureterectomy

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Hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy and nephroureterectomy : Our experience in Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. / Ho, Chee Kong Christopher; Md. Zainuddin, Zulkifli; Nazri, J.; Sundram, M.

In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 63, No. 1, 03.2008, p. 41-43.

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