Treatment of this disease is only surgical – removal of the kidney (nephrectomy). Can be conducted in several ways:
- Cavity operation – removal of the kidney is carried out through a large incision of the anterior abdominal wall;
- laparoscopic operation – several small punctures are made in the anterior abdominal wall, into which tubes are inserted, and kidney removal is performed with special instruments;
- percutaneous endoscopic retroperitoneal nephrectomy – removal of the kidney through a small puncture in the lumbar region, bypassing the abdominal cavity.
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