Transperitoneal Laparoscopic Radical Nephrectomy Questions & Answers

Updated: Nov 08, 2018
  • Author: William J Harmon, MD; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (LRN)?

When was laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (LRN) first performed?

What are the different approaches of laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (LRN)?

When is laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (LRN) indicated?

When is adrenalectomy indicated at the time of laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (LRN)?

What is the anatomy of the kidney relevant to laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (LRN)?

When is laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (LRN) contraindicated?

Workup

Which lab tests are performed in the preoperative workup for transperitoneal laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (LRN)?

Which imaging studies are performed in the preoperative workup for transperitoneal laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (LRN)?

Treatment

What is included in preoperative care for transperitoneal laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (LRN)?

What are the steps to perform a transperitoneal laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (LRN)?

What is included in the preoperative equipment check for a transperitoneal laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (LRN)?

How is the patient positioned for a transperitoneal laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (LRN)?

How is the Veress needle and trocar placed in a transperitoneal laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (LRN)?

How is the colon mobilized for a transperitoneal laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (LRN)?

How are the ureter and gonadal vein identified in a transperitoneal laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (LRN)?

How is a renal hilar dissection performed during a transperitoneal laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (LRN)?

How are renal attachments dissected during a transperitoneal laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (LRN)?

How are the kidneys removed in a transperitoneal laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (LRN)?

What are the closure steps in a transperitoneal laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (LRN)?

What is included in postoperative care following a transperitoneal laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (LRN)?

What are the possible complications of a transperitoneal laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (LRN)?

What are the survival and recurrence rates of transperitoneal laparoscopic radical nephrectomy?

How frequently does cancer recur at the port site following a transperitoneal laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (LRN)?

What is the learning curve for transperitoneal laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (LRN)?

How are adequate margins obtained with transperitoneal laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (LRN)?

How does the cost of transperitoneal laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (LRN) compare to open radical nephrectomy?

What are the benefits of transperitoneal laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (LRN)?