Transperitoneal laparoscopic heminephrectomy in duplex kidneys: a one centre experience

Mehdi Abedinzadeh, Akbar Nouralizadeh, Mohammad Hadi Radfar & Mohammad Kazem Moslemi
Purpose: The standard treatment for a duplex kidney with poorly functioning upper pole moiety is ipsilateral upper pole heminephrectomy. This procedure is usually performed by open surgery, but with recent developments in techniques of uro-laparoscopy, it can be done with it, safely. In this study we evaluated the results and safety of laparoscopic heminephrectomy in our consecutive cases. Materials and Methods: From February 2001 to May 2007 fourteen unilateral laparoscopic heminephrectomy were performed in our...