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J Minim Access Surg. 2005 Oct;1(4):149-54. doi: 10.4103/0972-9941.19261.

Laparoscopic nephrectomy for benign non functioning kidneys.

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Department of Urology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.


Laparoscopic nephrectomy has been established as the standard of care for the management of benign non-functioning kidneys and has gained worldwide popularity over the past decade. In this article, we have reviewed the current literature to elucidate the indications, contraindications, surgical techniques, results and complications of laparoscopic nephrectomy.


benign; kidney; nephrectomy; retroperitoneoscopy

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