Open Partial Nephrectomy

A person normally has two kidneys with a million functioning units called nephrons in each kidney. Open partial nephrectomy is a surgical procedure in which a part of a kidney is removed due to either a tumor or disease. The operation aims at removing the tumor or the diseased tissue and retaining the normal tissue so that there is partial kidney function can be retained. Here is an animation to help you understand the surgical steps of open partial nephrectomy.

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The procedure/surgery depicted in this video is for information purpose only. Depending on the patient condition, the procedure/surgery methodology could vary in actuality.

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