One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Surgical removal of one or both of the kidneys.mass noun ‘bilateral nephrectomy’count noun ‘many nephrectomies may be performed laparoscopically’
- ‘A 39-year-old African American woman with a history of primary hyperoxaluria and recurrent nephrolithiasis underwent bilateral nephrectomies and consequently a combined kidney-liver transplantation as a means to cure her disease.’
- ‘The bilateral nephrectomies were performed for angiomyolipomas and renal cell carcinomas, and the pink papules were angiofibromas.’
- ‘Bilateral nephrectomy has been reported to ‘cure’ malignant hypertension in hemodialysis patients.’
- ‘A left nephrectomy was performed with the clinical diagnosis of a primary renal tumor due to the absence of any other masses in the extension study.’
- ‘Advanced surgical techniques now allow the donor nephrectomy to be performed through a laparoscope.’
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