Retroperitoneal laparoscopic nephrectomy in children. Preliminary report of 18 cases.

@article{Valla1996RetroperitonealLN,
  title={Retroperitoneal laparoscopic nephrectomy in children. Preliminary report of 18 cases.},
  author={J. S. Valla and B Guilloneau and Philippe Montupet and Stephan Geiss and Henri C Steyaert and Alaa El Ghoneimi and Ferenc Jord{\'a}na and Piero Volpe},
  journal={European urology},
  year={1996},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={490-3}
}
Laparoscopic nephrectomy is a new procedure which remains to be evaluated in adults and children. This technique enables the reduction of parietal complications and sequelae. The majority of indications, e.g. renal dysplasia, destroyed kidneys due to obstructive or refluxing uropathy, are suitable for laparoscopic nephrectomy. Contraindications are Wilm's tumor and trauma which represent only 20% of nephrectomies in our experience. As in open surgery, a retroperitoneal approach seems more… CONTINUE READING

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