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Retroperitoneoscopic heminephrectomy

  • K. Taghavi
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    Department of Paediatric Urology, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, London, UK

    Department of Surgery, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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  • I. Mushtaq
    Correspondence
    Correspondence to: I. Mushtaq, Department of Paediatric Urology, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, Great Ormond Street, London WC1N 3JH, UK, Tel.: +44 20 7405 9200; fax: +44 20 7813 8260
    Affiliations
    Department of Paediatric Urology, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, London, UK
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      Summary

      Retroperitoneoscopic heminephrectomy has multiple potential benefits in both infants and children. This article reviewed technical aspects of the procedure, and provided illustrations and an operative video demonstration. The vital first step is a ‘critical view’ of the collecting system/vascular supply of both upper/lower moieties. Dividing the lateral renal attachments later in the dissection allows passive retraction of the hilum, facilitating this dissection.

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