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a robotic kidney autotransplant

Jinna Yao*, Jerome Laurence, Ahmer Hameed, Taina Lee, Richard Allen, Henry Pleass, Lawrence Yuen, Vincent Lam, Scott Leslie, Lawrence Kim, Howard Lau

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We describe Australia's first reported case of robotic kidney autotransplantation for a complex renal artery aneurysm. It is potentially a safe, minimally invasive method of salvaging renal parenchyma and preservation of renal function in patients with complex renovascular conditions. This technique shows promise in carefully selected patients performed in centres with surgeons experienced in both kidney transplantation and the robotic platform.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1472-1473
Number of pages2
JournalANZ Journal of Surgery
Issue number7-8
Early online date1 May 2020
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2020

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