from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Surgical removal of a kidney.
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- n. the surgical removal of a kidney
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In surgery, excision of a kidney.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. surgical removal of a kidney
Furthermore, it is a technique that can be used on both men and women, unlike transvaginal nephrectomy, which is only possible in women.
AR, Kiddoo DA, Canning, DA: Unilateral nephrectomy as palliative therapy in infant with autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease.
Sauer L, Glick PL, Adzick NS, Harrison MR: Compensatory renal growth following nephrectomy in fetal lambs.
It started in January 2007 when 2-month-old Luzdeestrella Flores-Rios was taken to Memorial to undergo a nephrectomy, a surgical procedure to remove a kidney.
One of the potential "complications" of donation is the inability to get insurance subsequent to donating her kidney she would have the "pre-existing condition" of a nephrectomy - one kidney removal.
So an observing chief resident tweeted: “Rogers is saying because the tumor is large he may have to do a radical nephrectomy.”
While there is nothing easy about nephrectomy recoveries, positive attitude really helps.
He also has a kidney stone in his other kidney that they're going to take care of before the nephrectomy surgery.
I'm due for surgery on Tuesday July 3 and the plan is to do a laparoscopic keyhole nephrectomy.
Good luck - I had a radical open nephrectomy 2001.09.05 a laparoscopic removal gives you every hope of rapid recover from what otherwise is a major operation.
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