Retroperitoneoscopic nephropexy for symptomatic nephroptosis

  title={Retroperitoneoscopic nephropexy for symptomatic nephroptosis},
  author={S.-C. Chueh and J M Hsieh and Jin-Shing Chen and Y C Young and S.-C. Chen and Y C Tu},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
Background: Open nephropexy for nephroptosis creates significant morbidity. We describe our technique for retroperitoneoscopic nephropexy and evaluate its efficacy. Methods: Twenty-five renal units in 23 patients with symptomatic nephroptosis underwent retroperitoneoscopic nephropexy by suturing the posterior renal capsules and transfixing them to the back muscles. The diagnosis and postoperative assessment were made by typical symptoms (via patient questionnaire) and findings of intravenous… CONTINUE READING