What is Nephroureterectomy?

Nephroureterectomy is a minimally invasive surgery to discard renal pelvis, kidney, and ureter and bladder cuff. The procedure is conducted to treat upper urinary tract transitional cell carcinoma (tumours of renal pelvis and ureter). The tumours rest in tissues of renal pelvis and ureters. Cancer cells also start developing in urothelium (tissue that lines much of the urinary tract including the renal pelvis, ureters, and the bladder). Bladder cancer is the most common form of the urothelium.  

How does Nephroureterectomy Procedure help?

The procedure is performed in patients suffering from transitional cell cancer. It is performed to decrease the count of cancerous cells and increase the likelihood of survival....

How is Nephroureterectomy done?

What are the benefits and risks of Nephroureterectomy technology?

The treatment procedure of Nephroureterectomy has revolutionised the world of surgery. It brings with itself a lot of advantages but comes with some risks too, which the patient should be aware of.

The advantages of  Nephroureterectomy treatment are:

  • Faster recovery
  • Less pain
  • Smaller scars and less need of medication

The risks associated with Nephroureterectomy are:

  • Infection
  • Organ Injury
  • Incisional Hernia

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