noun (plural nephrectomies)
Surgical removal of one or both of the kidneys.
- 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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