Las Vegas, NV
A 38-year-old male asked:
Per my medical records for an ileostomy reversal surgery i underwent, it states the surgeon did a renal autotransplant involving retroperitoneal fibrosis. normal procedure? explain, please.
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Not usual: When you were operated on they found scar tissue in the retroperitoneal area where the kidney is. It was probably hampering the kidney's function, so they disconnected it and moved it to a more favorable location. They did you a great service by protecting that kidney. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!
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