Laparoscopic nephrectomy in a patient with severe scoliosis: A case report

Although the role of laparoscopic nephrectomy (LN) has been established, few studies have reported cases of LN in individuals with scoliosis. Here we report a case of right LN in a patient with severe right convex scoliosis. A 26-year-old man presented with a fever. His medical history comprised severe right convex lumbar scoliosis. CT revealed right hydronephrosis and right kidney stones. Pyelonephritis requiring nephrectomy was diagnosed. Right LN was feasible with elaborate perioperative care. The postoperative course was uneventful with no relapse of urinary tract infection.

Asian journal of endoscopic surgery. 2018 May 10 [Epub ahead of print]

Daichi Tamura, Ayato Ito, Daichi Kikuchi, Takashi Tsuyukubo, Renpei Kato, Yoichiro Kato, Susumu Konari, So Omori, Wataru Obara

Department of Urology, Iwate Medical University, Morioka, Japan.

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