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ANSA: Kidney tumour removed by robot as patient awake, world 1st

19 February 2021 09:53
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ANSA: Kidney tumour removed by robot as patient awake, world 1st

TURIN. KAZINFORM A kidney tumour has been removed by a robot surgeon while the patient was awake in a world first in Turin, the Molinette Hospital said Wednesday.

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The groundbreaking operation was performed in the Molinette's urology university department, ANSA reports.

It used the Da Vinci robot system and innovative 3-D image reconstruction technologies, doctors said.

The malign tumour was removed and the kidney saved, they said.

Italian hospitals have been at the cutting edge of robotic surgery in recent years.

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