Nephrectomy and Heminephrectomy

  • Imran Mushtaq


During the last decade, the minimally invasive approach (MAS) for the treatment of benign renal conditions has gained popularity over the traditional open approach. Nephrectomy, heminephrectomy, and nephroureterectomy have now become standard laparoscopic procedures by laparoscopy at centers where the necessary expertise is available.1,2 Gaur first described the retroperitoneal approach, which is now the approach of choice for most laparoscopic surgeons,3,4 but the transperitoneal route may still be employed, especially if the surgeon is relatively inexperienced. Regardless of the approach utilized, the benefits to the child in terms of a faster postoperative recovery and improved cosmesis are without question.


Harmonic Scalpel Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy Camera Port Laparoscopic Nephrectomy Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Imran Mushtaq
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Paediatric UrologyGreat Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS TrustLondonUK

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