Laparoscopic Nephrectomy for Benign Disease

Olivier Traxer, Margaret S Pearle

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Abstract

Nearly 10 years of experience with laparoscopic nephrectomy for benign renal disease has shown that the procedure can be performed safely with a complication rate comparable with open surgery. Improvements in the skill, instrumentation, and technique of the laparoscopist have expanded the indications for the procedure to include larger (polycystic kidneys) and in some cases more complex (xanthogranulomotous pyelonephritis) specimens. Continued demonstration of reduced postoperative pain, shorter hospirtal stay, and more rapid recovery along with decreasing operative times have made laparoscopy the preferred approach for the surgical removal of benign kidneys.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)176-184
Number of pages9
JournalSurgical Innovation
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2000

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Keywords

  • Laparoscopy
  • Nephrectomy
  • Renal disease
  • Retroperitoneoscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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