Posterior approach for retroperitoneal laparoscopic bilateral native nephrectomy in prone position: initial experience with four cases.

@article{Tanaka2007PosteriorAF,
  title={Posterior approach for retroperitoneal laparoscopic bilateral native nephrectomy in prone position: initial experience with four cases.},
  author={Kazushi Tanaka and Gaku Kawabata and Masashi Takeda and Atsushi Takenaka and Isao Hara and Masato Fujisawa},
  journal={International journal of urology : official journal of the Japanese Urological Association},
  year={2007},
  volume={14 10},
  pages={
          975-7
        }
}
Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is known to recur in some patients after renal transplantation. Recently, laparoscopic nephrectomy has been introduced as a minimally invasive surgery. We present our experience with our first four patients with FSGS who underwent simultaneous bilateral native nephrectomy in the prone position by means of retroperitoneal laparoscopy before renal transplantation. This procedure provided adequate visualization and created enough working space for… CONTINUE READING