Search Results for: NEPH

radical nephrectomy

Surgery to remove an entire kidney, nearby adrenal gland and lymph nodes, and other surrounding tissue. … [Read more...]

partial nephrectomy

Surgery to remove part of one kidney or a kidney tumor, but not an entire kidney. … [Read more...]


A chemical made by some nerve cells and in the adrenal gland. It can act as both a neurotransmitter (a chemical messenger used by nerve cells) and a hormone (a … [Read more...]


Surgery to remove a kidney and its ureter. Also called ureteronephrectomy. … [Read more...]


Poisonous or damaging to the kidney. … [Read more...]


A series of x-rays of the kidneys. The x-rays are taken from different angles and show the kidneys clearly, without the shadows of the organs around them. … [Read more...]


Surgery to make an opening from the outside of the body to the renal pelvis (part of the kidney that collects urine). This may be done to drain urine from a … [Read more...]


A doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating kidney disease. … [Read more...]


Surgery to remove a kidney or part of a kidney. In a partial nephrectomy, part of one kidney or a tumor is removed, but not an entire kidney. In a simple … [Read more...]


A rare type of tumor, usually of the female genital tract, in which the insides of the cells look clear when viewed under a microscope. Also called clear cell … [Read more...]