Laparoscopic Nephrectomy: Initial Case Report

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.

The Journal of urology. 2016 Dec 21 [Epub ahead of print]

Ralph V Clayman, Louis R Kavoussi, Nathaniel J Soper, Stephen M Dierks, Shimon Meretyk, Michael D Darcy, Frederick D Roemer, Edward D Pingleton, Paul G Thomson, Stephenie R Long

Departments of Surgery (Division of Urologic Surgery) and Radiology, and Division of General Surgery, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, and Cook Urological, Inc., Spencer, Indiana.