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Total Nephroureterectomy Using 3 Separate Surgical Approaches

Question: Our urologist did a cystoscopy and using a Collins knife incised the intramural tunnel surrounding the ureter. He says the bladder wall thinned out in such a way that he felt he would be able to pluck the ureter out intraabdominally. Then, he did a laparoscopic nephroureterectomy (50548) and then did a Gibson incision to prepare to remove the kidney [...]

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