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an incision into the posterolateral renal parenchyma that provides access to the calyceal system through an avascular plane between anterior and posterior branches of the renal artery; used for removal of calyceal and branched renal calculi, with maximum exposure yet minimal bleeding or parenchymal damage.
Synonym(s): Smith-Boyce operation
Boyce,William H., U.S. urologist, 1918–.
Smith-Boyce operation - an incision into the posterolateral renal parenchyma used for removal of renal calculi. Synonym(s): anatrophic nephrotomy