Retroperitoneal laparoscopic radical nephrectomy allows continuation of peritoneal dialysis in patients with end-stage renal disease

Aziz Khambati, Mary Kate Fitzgerald, Kent T Perry Jr, Robert B Nadler

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)340-342
Number of pages3
JournalPeritoneal Dialysis International
Volume37
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

Keywords

  • End-stage renal disease
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Renal cell carcinoma
  • Retroperitoneal laparoscopic nephrectomy
  • Retroperitoneoscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology

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