Background and objectives: We present our initial experience and long-term results with transperitoneal laparoscopic nephropexy with nonabsorbable polymer clips.
Methods: Seven patients aged 34 to 47 years previously diagnosed with mobile kidney presented with chronic pain refractory to analgesics and underwent a transperitoneal laparoscopic nephropexy procedure with nonabsorbable polymer clips by fixing the perirenal tissue to the transversus abdominis fascia and triangular ligament.
Results: Mean operation time was 20 minutes. All patients were discharged after 24 hours. Follow-up intravenous pyelogram (IVP) at 60 and 150 days showed the right kidneys in a more cephalad position, and showed pelvicaliceal dilatations and that the ureteral kinks seemed to be resolved. On days 15, 60, 90, and 150 of the first- and second-year follow-ups, severity of pain was 1 of 10 on the visual analog scale.
Conclusion: We believe that the technique of transperitoneal laparascopic nephropexy with nonabsorbable polymer clips on patients with symptomatic mobile kidney is safe and easy to perform and shows successful long-term results.