The quest for organ-saving surgery sends us in search of new preoperative examination methods to successfully perform partial nephrectomy. The Research Institute of Uronephrology and Reproductive Health, I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, has introduced a radically new procedure, which was previously unused in urologic care, namely computer simulation of a pathological process that allows not only a preoperative three-dimensional image of a kidney tumor and an exhaustive account of its relationship to the calyceal-pelvic system, renal vessels, angioarchitectonics of the kidney concerned, and extrarenal landmarks, but also virtual tumor removal, by informing an operator about the anatomical masses being located in the resected tumor bed. Of prime importance is that a polymer plastic template that will intraoperatively fulfill the function of a navigator to outline the external tumor margins onto the renal surface can be designed
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