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Kidney: nephrectomy

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Synonym(s): Surgical removal of a kidney


Introduction

Uses

  • This surgical procedure is indicated in cases of renal neoplasia, hydronephrosis, severe pyelonephritis, trauma/injury to the kidney, polycystic disease, congential abnormalities and severe nephropathies. However, it is necessary to ensure that the contralateral kidney is functional.

Complete or partial nephrectomy is not advised if the function of the contralateral kidney is unknown or also compromised.

Advantages

  • Surgical treatment of severe pathologies of one of the kidneys.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Outcomes

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Prognosis

  • Good if contralateral kidney is fully functional.

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Fossum T W (2007) Surgery of the Kidney and Ureter. In:Small Anim Surg. 3rd edn. pp 635-662.
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