Posts Tagged ‘Kidney’

Kidney biopsy

Written by Medicine and Health. Posted in Tests, procedures and surgery

(Biopsy, Kidney; Renal Biopsy; Biopsy, Renal)

Kidney biopsy – Definition

A kidney biopsy is the removal of a small piece of kidney tissue or cells. A pathologist (a doctor who specializes in tissue diagnosis) uses a microscope to look at the tissue for abnormalities.

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Adrenalectomy – laparoscopic surgery

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Adrenalectomy – laparoscopic surgery – Definition

Adrenalectomy is the removal of one or both adrenal glands. There is one gland on top of each kidney. The adrenal glands make several hormones, including cortisol, aldosterone, and sex steroids.

Adrenalectomy- open surgery

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Adrenalectomy- open surgery – Definition

Adrenalectomy is the removal of one or both adrenal glands. There is one gland on top of each kidney. The adrenal glands make several hormones, including cortisol, aldosterone, and sex steroids.

Kidney stones in adults

Written by Medicine and Health. Posted in Disease, Condition & Injury, Pelvis conditions, Urinary and bowel-related organs conditions

(Renal Colic; Renal Lithiasis; Nephrolithiasis; Renal Calculi)

Kidney stones – Definition

Kidney stones are pieces of a stone or crystal-like material in the urine. These stones form inside the kidneys or other parts of the urinary tract. The kidneys remove waste (in the form of urine) from the body. They also balance the water and electrolyte content in the blood by filtering salt and water.