Laparoscopic left upper pole nephrectomy (transperitoneal vs. retroperitoneal approach)
Epublication WebSurg.com, Jun 2011;11(06). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en3246
Transperitoneal LPN has been shown to be safe and effective. Magnification provides easy identification of vessels and precise dissection. Others have used a retroperitoneal approach, but this one is particularly difficult. This video shows a laparoscopic left upper pole nephrectomy comparing transperitoneal and retroperitoneal approaches.