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Nephrectomy

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Introduction

  • Surgical technique for removal of a kidney and ureter in cases of renal neoplasia, hydronephrosis due to ureteral obstruction, severe infection, irreparable trauma, congenital abnormalities, and severe nephropathies.
Complete or partial nephrectomy is not advised if the function of the contralateral kidney is unknown or also compromised.
 

Uses

Advantages

  • Allows for surgical resolution of severe pathology of one of the kidneys and a pain free state of the patient.

Disadvantages

  • Requires an experienced surgeon.
  • Risk of general anesthesia.
  • Risk of infection, bleeding, and post-operative complications.
  • Risk of post-operative adhesions.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Outcomes

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Prognosis

  • Guarded.

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed Papers

Other sources of information

  • Jekl V & Casale S (2020) Soft Tissue Surgery: Ferrets. In: Ferrets, Rabbits, and Rodents. 4th edn. pp 440.
  • Fossum T W (2007) Surgery of the Kidney and Ureter. In: Small Anim Surg. 3rd edn. pp 635-662.

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