anatrophic nephrotomy

an·a·tro·phic ne·phrot·o·my

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.

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