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J Urol. 2006 Jun;175(6):2274-6; discussion 2276.

Laparoscopic renal denervation and nephropexy for autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease related pain in adolescents.

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  • 1Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

We present our initial experience with laparoscopic renal denervation and nephropexy for ADPKD related pain in the adolescent population.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

Four patients 15 to 19 years old previously diagnosed with ADPKD presented with chronic pain refractory to narcotic analgesics. These 4 patients underwent laparoscopic renal denervation of 5 kidneys.

RESULTS:

Mean operative time was 136 minutes and mean hospital stay was 2.75 days. All patients were pain-free at discharge home and remained pain-free at a mean followup of 11.5 months.

CONCLUSIONS:

We believe that laparoscopic renal denervation plus nephropexy is a promising option for uncontrolled ADPKD related pain in the adolescent population.

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