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Laparoscopic unroofing of a renal cyst.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1433615     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Excision of a renal cyst via the flank approach results in a painful postoperative recovery requiring several days of hospitalization. We used laparoscopy in a selected patient to unroof a large complex renal cyst. The technique could optimally be used for simple cysts. The procedure was minimally traumatic, morbidity was negligible and the patient was discharged from the hospital the morning after the operation. After a 6-month followup, we believe that this laparoscopic technique is a significant advance in urological surgical management and may be better indicated for symptomatic, recurrent, simple renal cysts.
C Morgan; D Rader
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of urology     Volume:  148     ISSN:  0022-5347     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Urol.     Publication Date:  1992 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-12-23     Completed Date:  1992-12-23     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376374     Medline TA:  J Urol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1835-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Urology Associates, P. C., Birmingham, Alabama 35205.
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MeSH Terms
Follow-Up Studies
Kidney Diseases, Cystic / surgery*
Middle Aged

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