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Kidney removal (nephrectomy) - series—Indications



Nephrectomy may be recommended for:

  • Kidney deformities (birth defects: congenital abnormalities)
  • Injury (trauma)
  • Disease
  • Infection
  • Hypertension
  • Tumor
  • Removal of kidney from donor for kidney transplant

Review Date 1/1/2023

Updated by: Kelly L. Stratton, MD, FACS, Associate Professor, Department of Urology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK. Also reviewed by David C. Dugdale, MD, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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