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Kidney removal (nephrectomy) - series—Indications

Indications

Overview

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 1/31/2019

Updated by: Sovrin M. Shah, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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