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Retroperitoneoscopic lower pole heminephrectomy

  • A. Cho
    Correspondence
    Corresponding author. Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, Great Ormond Street, London WC1N 3JH, UK. Tel.: +20 7405 9200; fax: +20 7813 8260.
    Affiliations
    Department of Paediatric Urology, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, London, UK
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  • I. Mushtaq
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    Department of Paediatric Urology, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, London, UK
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Published:November 28, 2018DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpurol.2018.11.015

      Summary

      Introduction

      Retroperitoneoscopic heminephrectomy is a challenging procedure but with advantages over open and transperitoneal laparoscopic approaches. Lower pole heminephrectomy is less commonly undertaken compared with the upper pole.s

      Objective

      This VideoBank article aims to aid the surgeon in reducing the associated risks by demonstrating key steps including patient positioning, access and demonstrating key critical views.

      Materials and methods

      This is a video article with audio commentary of a pediatric patient undergoing a retroperitoneoscopic lower pole heminephrectomy.

      Conclusion

      Lower pole heminephrectomy can be safely undertaken via a retroperitoneoscopic approach.

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