nephropexy


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nephropexy

 [nef´ro-pek″se]
surgical fixation of a floating or hypermobile kidney (nephroptosis). The care of a patient having this type of surgery is generally the same as that for any type of surgery of the kidney. One important point is that after nephropexy the patient is positioned so that the chest is lower than the hips; this position relieves strain on the sutures and helps to maintain the kidney in a normal position.

neph·ro·pex·y

(nef'rō-pek'sē),
Operative fixation of a floating or mobile kidney.
See also: nephrorrhaphy.
[nephro- + G. pēxis, fixation]

nephropexy

/neph·ro·pexy/ (nef´ro-pek″se) fixation or suspension of a hypermobile kidney.

nephropexy

[nef′rəpek′sē]
Etymology: Gk, nephros + pexis, fixation
a surgical operation to fixate a floating or ptotic kidney.

nephropexy

The surgical fixation of a loose or frankly floppy kidney.

nephropexy

Nephrology The surgical fixation of a loose/floppy kidney

neph·ro·pex·y

(nef'rō-pek-sē)
Operative fixation of a floating or mobile kidney.
[nephro- + G. pēxis, fixation]

nephropexy

Surgical fixation of a floating kidney by stitching the capsule to the back wall of the abdomen.

nephropexy

surgical fixation of a floating or hypermobile kidney (nephroptosis).
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Analysis of the level of MDA in the tissue in areas of nephropexy, on the fourteenth day of the experiment showed a tendency for a significant reduction of catabolites in the third and fourth groups, as well as a slight increase in the second group, but these figures were not reliable.
In this regard, it is believed that excessive induction of free-radical oxidation can be considered as one of the biochemical mechanisms of formation of endogenous intoxication in nephropexy polypropylene mesh.
Investigation of free-radical oxidation of endogenous intoxication and AOP in nephropexy showed that implants of various types have an influence on metabolic processes in the tissues of rats in the areas of introduction of implants.
When comparing the results of an experimental study of different types of implants at the nephropexy, it was revealed that the use of implants of AXP already on the seventh and fourteenth postoperative days caused in laboratory animals a reduction in the level of middle molecules, MD, and increased the activity of GPO, indicating a rapid recovery of metabolic processes in areas of the graft and the evidence that they are less aggressive in respect of cells and tissues in nephropexy.
The use of polymer clips in transperitoneal laparoscopic nephropexy.
Retroperitoneoscopic nephropexy for symptomatic nephroptosis using a modified three-point fixation technique.