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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 1/30/2017

Updated by: Jennifer Sobol, DO, urologist with the Michigan Institute of Urology, West Bloomfield, MI. 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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