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Laparoscopic surgical management of obese patients can be challenging. Data is limited on the use of robotic-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy and partial nephrectomy in the management of renal masses in the obese population. We report a case of a morbidly obese white male with a BMI of 56.6 kg/m2 who underwent an uncomplicated robotic partial nephrectomy for 2 right-sided renal masses. We conclude that robotic partial nephrectomy is feasible for the management of renal masses in morbidly obese patients.
Adam B Althaus, Brad M Lake, Sam B Bhayani, R Sherburne Figenshau
Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Division of Urologic Surgery, Missouri, United States
Submitted: January 24, 2012 - Accepted for Publication: April 12, 2012
KEYWORDS: Robotic partial nephrectomy, obese
CORRESPONDENCE: Adam Althaus, Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Division of Urologic Surgery, 4960 Children’s Place, Campus Box 8242, St. Louis, MO 63110, United States (firstname.lastname@example.org).
CITATION: UroToday Int J. 2012 June;5(3):art 15. http://dx.doi.org/10.3834/uij.1944-5784.2012.06.02