abdominal nephrectomy


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ab·dom·i·nal ne·phrec·to·my

transperitoneal removal of the kidney by an incision through the anterior abdominal wall.

abdominal nephrectomy

Etymology: L, abdominis, belly; Gk, nephr, kidney, ektomē, cutting out
the surgical removal of a kidney through an abdominal incision.

abdominal nephrectomy

Nephrectomy through an incision in the abdominal wall.
See also: nephrectomy