anatrophic

anatrophic

An obsolete adjective for that which tends to prevent or correct atrophy of cells, tissues or organ systems.
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For open surgery, anatrophic nephrolithotomy has been shown to cause significant deterioration in renal function in 5 out of 9 children after surgery and this decline ranged from 6% to 16%.
Paediatric anatrophic nephrolithotomy: Stone clearance at what price?
Staghorn calculi: percutaneous extraction versus anatrophic nephrolithotomy.
Combined percutaneous and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for staghorn calculi: an alternative to anatrophic nephrolithotomy.
The technique, known as anatrophic nephrolithotomy, became standard procedure for removing large staghorn stones, which were commonplace at the time, that could result in a complete cast of the drainage system of the kidney.