Patient outcomes for retroperitoneal laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (RLRN) in adults on peritoneal dialysis (PD) have not been described in the literature. This is the first series on the successful application of RLRN for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) among adults with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on PD. In our series of 5 patients, all were able to promptly resume PD, no wound complications were noted at postoperative visits, and no evidence of recurrence was identified on surveillance imaging at follow-up. We propose that RLRN should be considered in PD patients as it allows immediate reinstitution of PD and prevents the morbidity and complications associated with interim hemodialysis.
- End-stage renal disease
- Peritoneal dialysis
- Renal cell carcinoma
- Retroperitoneal laparoscopic nephrectomy
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