Transperitoneal single port left nephrectomy in a non-functioning kidney
Epublication WebSurg.com, Jul 2012;12(07). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en3729
This video shows a single port left nephrectomy in a female patient with a non-functioning hydronephrotic kidney, due to chronic ureteral obstruction caused by pelvic endometriosis. We use a transumbilical approach with the patient in a right flank position. This access respects the basic laparoscopic principles of left nephrectomy. It also allows for specimen extraction through the umbilicus with no need for other incisions.