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  • 2012-07-16

Transperitoneal single port left nephrectomy in a non-functioning kidney

Epublication WebSurg.com, Jul 2012;12(07). URL:
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This video shows a single port left nephrectomy in a female patient with a non-functioning hydronephrotic kidney, due to chronic ureteral obstruction caused by pelvic endometriosis. We use a transumbilical approach with the patient in a right flank position. This access respects the basic laparoscopic principles of left nephrectomy. It also allows for specimen extraction through the umbilicus with no need for other incisions.