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Article published in Urologia Polska 1999/52/4.


Mieczysław Fryczkowski, Andrzej Potyka, Jacek Huk, Zbigniew Kaletka
Katedra i Klinika Urologii ¦AM w Zabrzu
Kierownik Kliniki: prof. dr hab. n. med. M. Fryczkowski


retroperitoneoscopic ? children ? cirrhotic kidney, retroperitoneoscopic nephrectomy


The aim of this paper there is the retrospective analisis results
of retroperitoneoscopic nephrectomy (RN) in children with unilateral cirrhotic
Material and methods. In the period of 1996-1999 we operated on 15
children. There was 11 girls and 4 boys at the avarage age of 11. In all of
them pre-operation renal scyntygraphy showed the decrease of kidney
function till 1-17% in operated kidney The follow up period was 16 months
Results. All children had good RN results without any significant
complications. The average operating time was 107 min., hospitalization time-
4.2 days and reconvalescency time 10 days.
Conclusion. RN in children with cirrhotic kidney is safe and not so
traublesome and burening to children. The laparoscopic procedure behind
the good cosmetic results, shortens the hospitalization and reconvalescency
time reduce the doses of antibiotics, analgetic drugs and blood.


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