Bilateral nephrectomy by the posterior approach.


Journal Article

The experience with 94 patients undergoing bilateral nephrectomy suggests that the posterior retroperitoneal approach has lower morbidity and mortality than transabdominal procedures. In addition, the lack of transgression of the peritoneal cavity facilitates the possible use of chronic peritoneal dialysis in the future management of these patients. The circumstances in which bilateral nephrectomy is indicated are reviewed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bredael, JJ; Carson, CC; Weinerth, JL

Published Date

  • 1980

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 251 - 254

PubMed ID

  • 6993211

Pubmed Central ID

  • 6993211

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0302-2838

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1159/000473344


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Switzerland