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


  • Carcinoma
  • Kidney neoplasms
  • Laparoscopy
  • Nephrectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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