Laparoscopic Heminephrectomy for Duplex System

  • M. Ramalingam
  • K. Selvarajan

In a double collecting system usually the upper moiety is obstructed. It requires intervention when evaluation reveals a nonfunctioning moiety [1,2]. If there is a separate vessel supplying that moiety, an intervention such as a heminephrectomy is technically easier.


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  1. 1.
    Janetscheck G, Seibold J, Radmayr C, et al (1997) Laparoscopic heminephrectomy in Pediatric patients. J Urol 158:1928–1930.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Mor Y, Goldwasser B, Ben-Chaim J, et al (1994) Upper pole heminephrectomy for duplex system in children: a modified technical approach. Br J Urol 73:584.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Ramalingam
    • 1
  • K. Selvarajan
    • 2
  1. 1.K.G. Hospital and Post Graduate InstituteG. Kuppusamy Naidu Memorial HospitalCoimbatoreIndia
  2. 2.Paediatric SurgeryK.G. Hospital and Postgraduate InstituteCoimbatoreIndia

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