• urine
  • By producing urine, kidneys remove toxic by-products and excess fluids from the body, which helps maintain a critical balance of salt, potassium, and acid. (stvhs.com)
  • Cancer can form in the small tubes inside the kidney, which are used for filtering blood, and in the center of the kidney where urine collects. (stvhs.com)
  • x ray study of the kidney, focusing on the urine-collecting region of the kidney and ureters. (wikipedia.org)
  • He proved that one healthy kidney can be sufficient for urine excretion in humans. (wikipedia.org)
  • Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a kidney cancer that originates in the lining of the proximal convoluted tubule, a part of the very small tubes in the kidney that transport primary urine. (wikipedia.org)
  • Individuals with Dioctophyme renalis infection typically present with unspecific symptoms including hematuria (blood in urine), nephritis, loin pain, renal enlargement, and/or renal colic (intermittent pain in the kidney area), which may result from the rare migration of worms through ureters. (wikipedia.org)
  • 2017
  • A 2017 article in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that persons with only one kidney including those who have donated a kidney for transplantation or those whose kidney was removed for cancer, should avoid high protein diet and limit their protein intake to less than one gram per kilogram body weight per day in order to reduce the long-term risk of chronic kidney disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • robotic
  • da Vinci Surgery for kidney cancer incorporates the best techniques of open surgery and applies them to a robotic-assisted, minimally invasive approach. (stvhs.com)
  • Robotic Pyelolithotomy: Removal of large kidney stones that fail treatment by other methods Robotic Renal Cyst Decortication: Removal of kidney cysts that sometimes cause pain or high blood pressure. (wikipedia.org)
  • organs
  • The kidneys are two small organs located behind the abdomen, on each side of the spine. (stvhs.com)
  • Where the cancer has not metastasised (spread to other organs) or burrowed deeper into the tissues of the kidney, the five-year survival rate is 65-90%, but this is lowered considerably when the cancer has spread. (wikipedia.org)
  • donors
  • Donors above age 60 yr at the time of nephrectomy have been few, however, and a comparison between their course and outcome and those of younger donors has not been reported. (physiology.org)
  • I imagine they would do the "key-hole" procedure-much like they remove kidneys from living donors to reduce scarring and hospital stay. (kidneypatientguide.org.uk)
  • tumour
  • Tumour nephrectomy conveys a significant risk of adverse renal functional outcomes postoperatively, however there are limited strategies for predicting patients at increased risk of these outcomes. (waocp.org)
  • It is anticipated that this study will have the potential to identify risk factors for adverse renal functional outcomes following tumour nephrectomy, which can be used in the development of predictive models with clinical utility, and in turn improve patient outcomes. (waocp.org)
  • Angiomyolipomas are the most common benign tumour of the kidney. (wikipedia.org)
  • Disease
  • https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/kidney-disease/kidneys-how-they-work. (mayoclinic.org)
  • https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/kidney-disease/solitary-kidney. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Patients on the long run do better and minimize their risk of developing kidney disease as they age. (healthtap.com)
  • Angiomyolipomas are strongly associated with the genetic disease tuberous sclerosis, in which most individuals will have several angiomyolipomas affecting both kidneys. (wikipedia.org)
  • The most significant disease affecting risk however is not genetically linked - patients with acquired cystic disease of the kidney requiring dialysis are 30 times more likely than the general population to develop RCC. (wikipedia.org)
  • infection
  • In 2007 during his preparations for the Paraolympic games in Bejing Bushell began suffering from recurrent kidney infection necessaitating a nephrectomy. (wikipedia.org)
  • The disorder commonly results in infection, malnutrition, and kidney failure. (wikipedia.org)
  • Dioctophymosis, giant kidney worm, kidney worm infection, Dioctophyme renalis infection Dioctophyme renale was discovered in 1583. (wikipedia.org)
  • hysterectomy
  • In January 2009, a woman who had previously had a hysterectomy was able to donate a kidney and have it removed through her vagina. (wikipedia.org)
  • incision
  • Kidney surgery is traditionally performed using an open approach, which requires a large abdominal incision. (stvhs.com)
  • If your nephrectomy is to be performed in the "traditional" manner, it will involve an incision in your flank (a cut in your side). (kidneypatientguide.org.uk)
  • Now, I've never had a kidney removed myself (I just have 2 that don't work - plus a rather new-to-me, previously owned "spare") but my husband, Mark, who donated his kidney to me, went thru the "open incision" surgery in order to donate. (kidneypatientguide.org.uk)
  • A kidney can be removed through an open incision or laparoscopically. (wikipedia.org)
  • For the open procedure, the surgeon makes an incision in the side of the abdomen to reach the kidney. (wikipedia.org)
  • complications
  • Partial nephrectomy is challenging & has the potential for more complications than a nephrectomy. (healthtap.com)
  • However, due to limited x-ray and imaging capabilities to find small kidney tumors and significant complications associated with early operations it was largely abandoned. (wikipedia.org)
  • It proceeded without complications on 10 August 2005, and subsequently Dever made a swift recovery, having retained sufficient kidney function to lead a normal life without any need for dialysis. (wikipedia.org)
  • congenital
  • Other children treated with this procedure have presented with urinary tract infections in the setting of non-functioning kidneys secondary to congenital UPJ obstructions. (weillcornell.org)
  • Congenital nephrotic syndrome can be successfully controlled with early diagnosis and aggressive treatment including albumin infusions, nephrectomy, medications and ultimately a kidney transplant. (wikipedia.org)
  • severe
  • I still have severe flank pain so my family dr did another CT scan and it showed a hematoma has formed in the place of my kidney. (cancer.org)
  • Several of these children presented with non-functioning kidneys secondary to severe vesicoureteral reflux. (weillcornell.org)
  • found in the kidney
  • Angiomyolipomas are typically found in the kidney but have also been commonly found in the liver and less commonly the ovary, fallopian tube, spermatic cord, palate and colon. (wikipedia.org)
  • The condition is caused by a defect in the protein nephrin, which is found in the kidney. (wikipedia.org)
  • benign
  • Although regarded as benign, angiomyolipomas may grow such that kidney function is impaired or the blood vessels may dilate and burst leading to bleeding. (wikipedia.org)
  • indications
  • The aims of this study were to evaluate (1) indications, surgical approach, and morbidity of native nephrectomy and (2) the effects of kidney removal on clinical and biological parameters. (semanticscholar.org)
  • There are various indications for this procedure, such as renal cell carcinoma, a non-functioning kidney (which may cause high blood pressure) and a congenitally small kidney (in which the kidney is swelling, causing it to press on nerves which can cause pain in unrelated areas such as the back). (wikipedia.org)
  • function
  • A partial nephrectomy may be done to prevent loss of kidney function when the other kidney is damaged or has already been removed. (stvhs.com)
  • In this situation we were able to separate the nonfunctioning portion of the duplicated kidney from the normally functioning portion in order to preserve future kidney function. (weillcornell.org)
  • Decreased kidney function may develop if both kidneys do not receive adequate blood flow, furthermore some people with renal artery stenosis present with episodes of flash pulmonary edema. (wikipedia.org)
  • Among the diagnostic techniques are: Doppler ultrasound study of the kidneys refractory hypertension auscultation (with stethoscope) - bruit ("rushing" sound) captopril challenge test captopril test dose effect on the differential renal function as measured by MAG3 scan. (wikipedia.org)
  • Moyer demonstrated the applicability of these dog experiments to the human, by showing the same effect on dog and human kidney function from the same periods of hypothermic ischaemia. (wikipedia.org)
  • cancer
  • Patients age 75 years or older who have confined kidney tumors do not live longer if they have their entire kidney removed, a study in Cancer has found. (lww.com)
  • The results showed that such patients typically have other medical problems of greater significance and that many should receive more conservative cancer-related care, such as observation or treatments that spare the noncancerous parts of their kidneys. (lww.com)
  • The incidence of kidney cancer has been on the rise over the past decade, and the greatest increase has been observed in the later years of life, but the specific treatment approach has not been definitive. (lww.com)
  • More than 51,000 new cases of kidney cancer are diagnosed in the U.S. yearly. (stvhs.com)
  • Treatment options for kidney cancer depend upon the staging of the cancer (how large and whether it has spread) and the patient's age and general health. (stvhs.com)
  • Kidney cancer is relatively resistant to radiation and chemotherapy. (stvhs.com)
  • Kidney cancer (renal cell cancer) - Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy. (bookinghealth.com)
  • RCC is the most common type of kidney cancer in adults, responsible for approximately 90-95% of cases. (wikipedia.org)
  • tissues
  • The crucial step in making in vitro storage of kidneys possible, was the demonstration by Fuhrman in 1943, of a reversible effect of hypothermia on the metabolic processes of isolated tissues. (wikipedia.org)