Chapter 8. Partial Nephrectomy

  1. Duncan T. Wilcox MBBS, MD, FEAPU Associate Professor3,
  2. Prasad P. Godbole FRCS, FRCS, (Paed) Consultant Paediatric Urologist4 and
  3. Martin A. Koyle MD, FAAP, FACS Professor of Urology Pediatrics Chief5,6
  1. Marc-David LeClair MD, FEAPU Consultant in Pediatric Urology1 and
  2. Yves Héloury MD, FEAPU Professor of Pediatric Surgery Head2

Published Online: 7 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304183.ch8

Pediatric Urology: Surgical Complications and Management

Pediatric Urology: Surgical Complications and Management

How to Cite

LeClair, M.-D. and Héloury, Y. (2008) Partial 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.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 3

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

  2. 4

    Sheffield Children's NHS Trust, Sheffield, UK

  3. 5

    University of Washington, USA

  4. 6

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Pediatric Surgery Department, Hôpital Mère-Enfant, Nantes, France

  2. 2

    Hôpital Mère-Enfant, Nantes, France

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405162685

Online ISBN: 9781444304183



  • partial nephrectomy;
  • outcomes from operation – upper pole partial nephrectomy, lower pole partial nephrectomy;
  • complications – urinoma, cysts, Ischemia/atrophy/functional loss of the remaining pole;
  • torsion of the remaining moiety;
  • hemorrhage;
  • preventing and managing complications


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Outcomes from operation

  • Complications

  • Preventing and managing complications

  • References