Correlation of the RENAL nephrometry score with warm ischemia time after robotic partial nephrectomy

World Journal of Urology, 05/04/2012

The A and L subcategories of the RENAL nephrometry score (RNS) have no significant impact on the warm ischemia time (WIT) of patients undergoing robotic partial nephrectomy. WIT is significantly dependent upon the other subcategories, as well as the overall RNS. These findings can be used to preoperatively predict which tumor characteristics will likely affect WIT and may be useful in preoperative counseling as well as planning of approach.

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