What is Radical nephrectomy?

Category: Surgeries

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Radical nephrectomy is the surgical removal of the kidney, adrenal gland, and the tube leading to the bladder (ureter), along with surrounding fatty tissue.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 2
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Radical nephrectomy

Side effect Patients
Surgical pain 1
Uncomfortable 1

Duration

Stopped having Radical nephrectomy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 8
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 3
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2 patient evaluations for Radical nephrectomy

Nov 6, 2012 (Started Nov 06, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for renal cell cancer)
  • Side effects
    Mild (uncomfortable)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: One time

  • 0 helpful marks

May 1, 1992 (Started May 01, 1992)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for malignant renal cell carcinoma)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: it is a major surgery with plenty of blood loss likely
Cost: < $25 monthly

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