Laparoscopic nephrectomy for a nonfunctioning pelvic kidney in preparation for renal transplantation.

Paul M. Milhoua, Abraham Knoll, Philip T. Koi, David M. Hoenig, Reza Ghavamian

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Pelvic kidneys pose a problem for any planned surgical intervention given their anomalous blood supply. Although minimally invasive approaches have been described for the management of benign conditions, only a handful of reports have described the use of laparoscopy for removal of ectopic or fused kidneys. We describe the laparoscopic removal of a symptomatic pelvic kidney in a patient before renal transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)538-540
Number of pages3
JournalJSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons / Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2006


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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