Retroperitoneal Robot-assisted Partial Nephrectomy: A Systematic Review and Pooled Analysis of Comparative Outcomes

Carbonara U., Crocerossa F., Campi R., Veccia A., Cacciamani G. E., Amparore D., ...More

EUROPEAN UROLOGY OPEN SCIENCE, vol.40, pp.27-37, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 40
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.euros.2022.03.015
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, BIOSIS, EMBASE, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.27-37
  • Keywords: Robot-assisted partial, nephrectomy, Transperitoneal, MATCHED-PAIR, TRANSPERITONEAL, EQUIVALENT, TUMORS, STAY
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: No


Context: Robot-assisted partial nephrectomy (RAPN) has gained increasing popularity as primary minimally invasive surgical treatment for localized renal tumors, and it has preferably been performed with a transperitoneal approach. However, the retroperitoneal approach represents an alternative approach given potential advantages. Objective: To provide an updated analysis of the comparative outcomes of retroperitoneal RAPN (R-RAPN) versus transperitoneal RAPN (T-RAPN). Evidence acquisition: A systematic review of the literature was performed up to September 2021 using MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Web of Science databases, according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses