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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Laparoscopic nephropexy for symptomatic nephroptosis: initial case report.
The use of polymer clips in transperitoneal laparoscopic nephropexy.
Retroperitoneoscopic nephropexy for symptomatic nephroptosis using a modified three-point fixation technique.