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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 329-331

Laproscopic nephrectomy for renal tuberculosis

MS Ramaiah Hospitals, MSRIT Post, Bangalore - 500 054, India

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H K Nagraj
M.S. Ramaiah Hospitals, MSRIT Post, Bangalore - 500 054
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-1591.29116

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Context: Role of laparoscopy in nephrectomy for tuberculous kidneys. Aims: Comparative analysis of laparoscopic nephrectomy done for tuberculous nonfunctioning kidney against nephrectomy done for other causes. Settings and Design: Retrospective analysis of hospital data. Materials and Methods: Retrospective analysis of 20 cases of laparoscopic nephrectomy done in our department, which included eight cases of tuberculous nonfunctioning kidney and 12 cases done for other benign diseases. Results: Mean operative time was higher in the tuberculous group compared to the control group (116 min to 87 min). There was no difference between the two groups in terms of complications, wound infection, conversion rate, postoperative ileus and mean hospital stay. No major complications were seen in both the groups. Conclusions: Tuberculous nonfunctioning kidney can be effectively dealt laparoscopically with no increased morbidity. Surgeon should be aware of the difficulties and complications which may be encountered.

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