Chapter 7. Nephrectomy

  1. Duncan T. Wilcox MBBS, MD, FEAPU Associate Professor2,
  2. Prasad P. Godbole FRCS, FRCS, (Paed) Consultant Paediatric Urologist3 and
  3. Martin A. Koyle MD, FAAP, FACS Professor of Urology Pediatrics Chief4,5
  1. Paul Crow MbChb, MD, FRCS (Urol) Specialist Registrar in Paediatric Urology and
  2. Mark Woodward MD, FRCS (Paed) Consultant Paediatric Urologist

Published Online: 7 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304183.ch7

Pediatric Urology: Surgical Complications and Management

Pediatric Urology: Surgical Complications and Management

How to Cite

Crow, P. and Woodward, M. (2008) Nephrectomy, in Pediatric Urology: Surgical Complications and Management (eds D. T. Wilcox, P. P. Godbole and M. A. Koyle), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304183.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Pediatric Urology, Rose Mary Haggar Professorship in Urology, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX, USA

  2. 3

    Sheffield Children's NHS Trust, Sheffield, UK

  3. 4

    University of Washington, USA

  4. 5

    Division of Urology, Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Paediatric Urology, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 16 MAY 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405162685

Online ISBN: 9781444304183



  • nephrectomy;
  • surgical approaches to the kidney;
  • retroperitoneal approaches;
  • loin (flank) approach;
  • dorsal lumbotomy;
  • anterior subcostal/transverse


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Surgical approaches to the kidney

  • Surgical approaches in specific situations

  • Complications

  • Conclusion

  • References