Laparoscopic nephrectomy: Initial case report

R. V. Clayman, L. R. Kavoussi, N. J. Soper, S. M. Dierks, S. Meretyk, M. D. Darcy, F. D. Roemer, E. D. Pingleton, P. G. Thomson, S. R. Long

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A tumor-bearing right kidney was completely excised from an 85-year-old woman using a laparoscopic approach. A newly devised method for intra-abdominal organ entrapment and a recently developed laparoscopic tissue morcellator made it possible to deliver the 190 gm. kidney through an 11 mm. incision.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)278-282
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Urology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes


  • Carcinoma
  • Kidney neoplasms
  • Laparoscopy
  • Nephrectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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