Laparoscopic heminephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma in cross-fused ectopic kidney

Urology. 2007 Apr;69(4):779.e11-3. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2007.02.021.


Crossed renal ectopia is a rare congenital malformation. We report a case of renal cell carcinoma in a 51-year-old man with right-to-left crossed fused renal ectopia. The patient was treated with ultrasound-guided laparoscopic heminephrectomy. Postoperative three-dimensional computed tomography showed normal perfusion of the remaining part of the kidney, with good excretion of contrast from both units of the cross-fused kidney.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Carcinoma, Renal Cell / complications*
  • Carcinoma, Renal Cell / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Kidney / abnormalities*
  • Kidney Neoplasms / complications*
  • Kidney Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Laparoscopy*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Nephrectomy / methods*