Urology Research & Practice
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Laparoscopic treatment of Page kidney: a report of two cases and review of the literature


Department of Urology, University of Michigan Health System, MI, USA

Urol Res Pract 2013; 39: 126-130
DOI: 10.5152/tud.2013.024
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Page kidney is defined as the external compression of the kidney, typically by a subcapsular hematoma, that leads to hypertension due to hypoperfusion and ischemia. The treatment options include medical anti-hypertensive treatment, percutaneous drainage, surgical decortication and nephrectomy. Laparoscopic decortication of Page kidney is a newly defined minimally invasive management technique. We describe 2 cases of Page kidney that failed to improve with percutaneous drainage but were successfully treated with the laparoscopic approach.

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