Retroperitoneal laparoscopic nephrectomy in children

J Urol. 1995 Jun;153(6):1966-8.


Retroperitoneal pediatric laparoscopic nephrectomy is described in 3 patients requiring 3 to 5 hours with an estimated blood loss of 10 to 60 cc. The children returned to school within 7 days postoperatively. Advantages of this procedure include the avoidance of intraoperative repositioning of the patient and easy conversion to an open lumbodorsal approach, if necessary; early laparoscopic visualization of the renal artery; applicability in cases of previous abdominal surgery, and avoidance of intraperitoneal adhesion.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Laparoscopy / methods*
  • Male
  • Nephrectomy / methods*
  • Retroperitoneal Space