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What causes hypertension after bilateral nephrectomy?

What causes hypertension after bilateral nephrectomy?

See below: After bilateral nephrectomy, you would need some form of dialysis or transplant, as lack of kidney function leads called ckd leads to higher blood pressure besides salt excess, increase hormonal influences like increase angiotension and catecholamines also cause hypertension. ...Read more

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Nephrectomy (Definition)

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What can cause hypertension post bilateral nephrectomy?

What can cause hypertension post bilateral nephrectomy?

Excess salt + water: With no kidneys dialysis is needed and excess intake and inadequate removal of salt and water during dialysis is the major factor that causes high blood pressure. ...Read more

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What exactly is a partial nephrectomy?

Kidney surgery : Partial nephrectomy refers to surgical removal of part of the kidney, usually because of a small tumor/abnormal growth of the kidney. A radical nephrectomy (total kidney removal) is done for larger tumors, or if the partial nephrectomy is not technically possible. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a partial nephrectomy?

Is it possible to have a partial nephrectomy?

Yes: Depending on the size and location of the kidney mass, a partial removal of the kidney cancer is a very good option to help preserve the remaining good kidney tissue. This has in fact become the mainstay of treatment for many tumors and the long-term data shows good cancer control with partial removal versus removing the entire kidney, which was the traditional type of surgery in the past. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: nephrectomy?

Removal of kidney: Surgical removal of kidney for any number of causes. ...Read more

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What can one expect from a laparoscopic nephrectomy?

Small scar: Laparoscopic nephrectomy will result in small scar, minimum pain, early discharge from the hospital, just as safe as open nephrectomy. ...Read more

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What are the effects of a partial kidney nephrectomy?

What are the effects of a partial kidney nephrectomy?

Depends : A partial nephrectomy is becoming the new standard of care for tumors that can be manage this way. Patients on the long run do better and minimize their risk of developing kidney disease as they age. Partial nephrectomy is challenging & has the potential for more complications than a nephrectomy. Risks include bleeding, urine leaks, loss of function on that kidney, tumor recurrence to name few. ...Read more

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Urine has become slightly cola colored 6 years after nephrectomy. Should I be concerned?

Urine has become slightly cola colored 6 years after nephrectomy. Should I be concerned?

DARK urine=blood: Cola colored urine is a sign of blood. This certainly needs to be checked out soon. Be prepared to give a 'clean catch urine' in the doctors office for analysis. You may need a cat (ct) scan for further evaluation of your urinary tract as well as follow up with your urologist. ...Read more

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If one has a pretty bad cold and has a nephrectomy coming up in a week, is it wise to go or no?

If one has a pretty bad cold and has a nephrectomy coming up in a week, is it wise to go or no?

An upper respiratory: Infection should be cleared up prior to elective and semi-elective surgery. Having a URI during anesthesia can lead to intra-op complications like bronchospasm and respiratory collapse and post-op complications like pneumonia and prolonged intubation. Consider a preop course of antibiotics if appropriate. ...Read more

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Is nephrectomy a very common procedure?

Nephrectomy: It is done quiet often by urologists. They have many ways of doing it, including robotically, traditionally with an incision and even laprascopically (small incisions using a scope and other tools). ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a partial nephrectomy?

What does it mean to have a partial nephrectomy?

Only part removed: A partial nephrectomy is when only part of one kidney is removed. A while ago it was standard to simply remove the entire kidney. Medical knowledge and surgical techniques now allow us to remove only the area of concern. This leaves you with more total kidney tissue and thereby more kidney function (cleaning capability) after the procedure. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the risk for having a radical nephrectomy?

What are the risk for  having a radical nephrectomy?

MANY: The risk of any major surgery: bleeding , infection, scar, anesthesia risks, death. ...Read more

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What does it mean tohave an open radical nephrectomy?

Nephrectomy : " open" means a procedure performed through a relative large incision. Radical means they will remove not only the target organ ie kidney but also some surrounding tissue such as the fatty tissue surrounding the kidney along w lymph nodes. Radical surgery is recommended when there is a cancer concern. ...Read more

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What are some complications to look out for after a laparo radical nephrectomy? Risk factors?

Lap nephrectomy: Contrary to popular belief, laparoscopic organ removal has about the same complication risk as open surgery. Internal bleeding, infection, pneumonia, blood clots and incisional hernias can occur in both surgeries. Most young/healthy patients do well after either surgical approach. ...Read more

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What type of surgeon does nephrectomy?

Urologist: In a large city or academic medical center, most nephrectomies are performed by urologists. Within urology, there are particular sub specialists who focus on kidney surgery including minimally invasive options. Transplant surgeons and vascular surgeons can also occasionally remove kidneys. In a more rural setting, a general surgeon may be the one performing this procedure in the absence of urology. ...Read more

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How dangerous is a laparoscopic nephrectomy surgery ?

Depends: As long as your operation is done by an expert, it should be safe. Ask your sugeon how many he/she has done and about past results. It can be a very safe operation in the right hands. ...Read more

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Will a new kidney function normally after just having a left and right nephrectomy?

Yes: I take it you are a recepient of a kidney transplant and your kidneys were causing harm to you so they were removed at the same time. The new kidney will do the work of 2 as long as there is no rejection or infection. ...Read more

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What are the steps to take when a nephrectomy is preformed procedure wise? Dissection, anatomy to know, etc.

What are the steps to take when a nephrectomy is preformed procedure wise? Dissection, anatomy to know, etc.

Depends: If it is done through a laparoscope is different than a regular incision. Prep is easy - some wish to have a clean colon first. ...Read more

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I'm in rn school and having trouble obtaining information about the correct procedure for positioning a patient after a nephrectomy. Please help.?

I'm in rn school and having trouble obtaining information about the correct procedure for positioning a patient after a nephrectomy. Please help.?

It depends: It depends on where the doctor makes the incision and whether he/she is doing surgery lap, robotic or open. Campbell's urology, the definitive textbook on urology in your medical library should be a good reference. ...Read more

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How does a pain pump work after nephrectomy?

Depends upon type: Pain pumps are of varying types. Some use numbing medication and others use narcotics. ...Read more

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What is post nephrectomy hematoma ,and is it dangerous?

What is post nephrectomy hematoma ,and is it dangerous?

Bleed after surgery: Hematoma is a collection of blood. Means that nephrectomy patient either continued to or started to bleed after kidney removal surgery. Can be dangerous with large or massive hematomas which may require transfusion to correct blood loss, or surgical exploration to tie of bleeding vessel/s. ...Read more

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Had nephrectomy 15 years ago. I only have one normal funtioning kidney now, can i donate blood? Help

Had nephrectomy 15 years ago. I only have one normal funtioning kidney now, can i donate blood? Help

Probably: As long as your normal blood count is normal, you should be able to donate blood without affecting your kidney. But you should check with your nephrologist to be on the safe side. ...Read more

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Had nephrectomy 15yrs ago. I only have one normal functioning kidney now. Can i donate blood? Why yes and why not? Help

Had nephrectomy 15yrs ago. I only have one normal functioning kidney now. Can i donate blood? Why yes and why not? Help

Here are some ...: Living with an acquired solitary kidney like you is not a contraindication to donate blood as long as you're healthy with no blood-borne transmitted diseases like HIV, hepatitis - B & C, syphilis, etc. But some restrictions for such may exist among different countries. So, ask your local institutions for details. ...Read more