Jeffrey Spodek

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Laparoscopic nephrectomy provides many advantages over open nephrectomy, including pain reduction, hospitalization, and superior cosmesis. However, the bulkiness of massively enlarged polycystic kidneys may preclude access to the renal hilum and therefore prevent safe ligation and division of the renal vascular supply. We describe a hand-assisted technique(More)
OBJECTIVE In the current trend of earlier discharge from hospital and minimizing costs with selective intervention instead of routine "standard" orders, most institutions have abolished routine radiographic imaging of the collecting system before stent removal in postcystectomy patients, although clear supportive data from the recent literature is scarce.(More)
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