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Renal transplantation

Presented By
Dr Mireia Musquera, Dr Mark Sullivan
EAU 2019
ERUS-RAKT project data supports the use of robotic laparoscopy for living donor transplantations in expert centres and renal transplantation can be considered in complex renal tumours with an imperative indication for organ sparing. An award-winning poster from Dr Mireia Musquera Felip et al. (Hospital Clinic Barcelona, Spain) reported their experience with robot-assisted kidney transplantation (RAKT) after 3 years, involving 185 RAKTs from 8 European centres (ERUS-RAKT project), most of which were living donor transplantations. The operating times, ischaemia times, and anastomosis times were all reasonable (see Table). Although some vascular complications were reported in the beginning of the project, the learning curve accelerated and fewer complications were reported later. The authors claim that they provide good surgical and functional results, which are competitive to the open technique. However, it is unclear what the exact benefits to the patient a...

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