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Nephrectomy
also called Complete nephrectomy and has one more synonym

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  1. the surgical removal of a kidney

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  2. The surgery is performed with the patient under general anesthesia

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  3. There are various indications for this procedure, such as renal cell carcinoma, a non-functioning kidney (which may cause high blood pressure) and a congenitally small kidney (in which the kidney is swelling, causing it to press on nerves which can c

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  4. Pain medication is often given to the patient after the surgery because of the painful location

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  5. The first successful nephrectomy was performed by the German surgeon Gustav Simon on August 2nd, 1869 in Heidelberg

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