Laparoscopic radical nephrectomy during pregnancy: Case report and review of the literature

David Lee, Nitya Abraham

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Routine ultrasonography revealed a large, complex renal mass in a 39-year-old pregnant woman. An MRI confirmed a 14.5 x 12 x 17 cm complex renal mass, and laparoscopic nephrectomy was chosen as the management option. During the mid-second trimester, a right laparoscopic nephrectomy was performed. The pathology report noted clear-cell carcinoma with negative margins. The child, delivered without incident, is now more than 2 years old and is developmentally normal. A review of laparoscopy in pregnancy is also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)517-518
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Endourology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2008
Externally publishedYes


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  • Urology

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