posterior nephrectomy

pos·te·ri·or ne·phrec·to·my

retroperitoneal removal of a kidney through an incision in the posterior lumbar muscles, usually with the patient in a prone position.
Synonym(s): lumbotomy incision

pos·te·ri·or neph·rec·to·my

(pos-tēr'ē-ŏr nĕ-frek'tŏ-mē)
Retroperitoneal removal of a kidney through an incision in the posterior lumbar muscles, usually with the patient in a prone position.
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