nephrectomy

(neh-FREK-toh-mee)

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 nephrectomy, one kidney is removed. In a radical nephrectomy, an entire kidney, nearby adrenal gland and lymph nodes, and other surrounding tissue are removed. In a bilateral nephrectomy, both kidneys are removed.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "nephrectomy"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "nefrectomía"

Cirugía para extirpar un riñón o parte de un riñón. En una nefrectomía parcial, se extirpa una parte del riñón o un tumor, pero no todo el riñón. En una nefrectomía simple, se extirpa un riñón. En una nefrectomía radical, se extirpa un riñón entero, la glándula suprarrenal cercana, los ganglios linfáticos y otros tejidos de alrededor. En una nefrectomía bilateral, se extirpan ambos riñones.