ISBN-13: 9781841845661 / Angielski / Twarda / 2005 / 400 str.
In the area of urologic oncology, laparoscopic techniques were met with a 'let's wait and see attitude.' Only recently have outcome data exceeding 5 years become available, thus solidifying the place of laparoscopy in treating genitourinary malignancy. Laparoscopic radical nephrectomy was the first urologic laparoscopic procedure for cancer to significantly decrease the side effects of open surgery while giving equivalent or improved disease specific outcomes. Scepticism about cancer control and difficulty in learning the procedure delayed the dissemination of these techniques to the patient and limited laparoscopic teaching to a few academic laparoscopic centers of excellence. The purpose of this beautifully illustrated surgical text is to share the experience gained by experts of urologic laparoscopy in teaching techniques found to be effective and reproducible. Robert Moore and Jay Bishoff firmly believe that Minimally Invasive Uro-oncologic Techniques will propagate the educational waves started by innovative, courageous surgeons who questioned long-standing, deeply rooted beliefs about surgical norms in order to decrease patient morbidity.