Definition of nephrectomy in English:


Line breaks: neph¦rec|tomy
Pronunciation: /nɪˈfrɛktəmi

noun (plural nephrectomies)

  • Surgical removal of one or both of the kidneys: [mass noun]: bilateral nephrectomy [count noun]: many nephrectomies may be performed laparoscopically
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    • Advanced surgical techniques now allow the donor nephrectomy to be performed through a laparoscope.
    • The bilateral nephrectomies were performed for angiomyolipomas and renal cell carcinomas, and the pink papules were angiofibromas.
    • Bilateral nephrectomy has been reported to ‘cure’ malignant hypertension in hemodialysis patients.

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