Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations

Kidney With Tumor Removed Through Vagina

Date:
March 21, 2009
Source:
Instituto Medico La Floresta
Summary:
A kidney with a tumor was removed through the patient's vagina. The operation lasted 220 minutes followed by a two day hospital stay. The patient experienced no complications and was discharged from the hospital with no visible abdominal scar.

Dr. Rene Sotelo has announced what he believes to be the world's first successful live human transvaginal nephrectomy using the Tri-port multi-channel port supplied by Advanced Surgical Concepts Ltd. This ground breaking surgery was performed by Dr. Sotelo and his team at the Instituto Medico La Floresta in Caracas, Venezuela on March 7, 2009.

Related Articles


The majority of the intra-operative endoscopic visualization and tissue mobilization for the natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) nephrectomy was performed transvaginally, with observation and occasional assistance from an intra-umbilical Tri-port. No extra-umbilical incisions were needed.

The patient was a 65 year-old female with a 6 cm left kidney tumor and a prior history of hysterectomy. The operation lasted 220 minutes followed by a two day hospital stay. The patient experienced no complications and was discharged from the hospital with no visible abdominal scar. At this writing, March 13, six days post-operative, the patient continues to do well in excellent recovery.

Dr. Sotelo remarks, "This concept of using the Tri-port for transvaginal NOTES nephrectomy was first described in a cadaveric study presented at the World Congress of Endurourology in 2008 by Drs. Monish Aron, Mihir Desai, and Inderbir Gill. I sought their advice and collaboration in our operation. The procedure went well and has great potential for the future."


Story Source:

The above story is based on materials provided by Instituto Medico La Floresta. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.


Cite This Page:

Instituto Medico La Floresta. "Kidney With Tumor Removed Through Vagina." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 21 March 2009. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/03/090313171320.htm>.
Instituto Medico La Floresta. (2009, March 21). Kidney With Tumor Removed Through Vagina. ScienceDaily. Retrieved October 25, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/03/090313171320.htm
Instituto Medico La Floresta. "Kidney With Tumor Removed Through Vagina." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/03/090313171320.htm (accessed October 25, 2014).

Share This



More Health & Medicine News

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations


Featured Videos

from AP, Reuters, AFP, and other news services

IKEA Desk Converts From Standing to Sitting With One Button

IKEA Desk Converts From Standing to Sitting With One Button

Buzz60 (Oct. 24, 2014) IKEA is out with a new convertible desk that can convert from a sitting desk to a standing one with just the push of a button. Jen Markham explains. Video provided by Buzz60
Powered by NewsLook.com
Ebola Protective Suits Being Made in China

Ebola Protective Suits Being Made in China

AFP (Oct. 24, 2014) A factory in China is busy making Ebola protective suits for healthcare workers and others fighting the spread of the virus. Duration: 00:38 Video provided by AFP
Powered by NewsLook.com
WHO: Millions of Ebola Vaccine Doses by 2015

WHO: Millions of Ebola Vaccine Doses by 2015

AP (Oct. 24, 2014) The World Health Organization said on Friday that millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready for use in 2015 and five more experimental vaccines would start being tested in March. (Oct. 24) Video provided by AP
Powered by NewsLook.com
Doctor in NYC Quarantined With Ebola

Doctor in NYC Quarantined With Ebola

AP (Oct. 24, 2014) An emergency room doctor who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus. He's quarantined in a hospital. (Oct. 24) Video provided by AP
Powered by NewsLook.com

Search ScienceDaily

Number of stories in archives: 140,361

Find with keyword(s):
Enter a keyword or phrase to search ScienceDaily for related topics and research stories.

Save/Print:
Share:

Breaking News:

Strange & Offbeat Stories


Health & Medicine

Mind & Brain

Living & Well

In Other News

... from NewsDaily.com

Science News

Health News

Environment News

Technology News



Save/Print:
Share:

Free Subscriptions


Get the latest science news with ScienceDaily's free email newsletters, updated daily and weekly. Or view hourly updated newsfeeds in your RSS reader:

Get Social & Mobile


Keep up to date with the latest news from ScienceDaily via social networks and mobile apps:

Have Feedback?


Tell us what you think of ScienceDaily -- we welcome both positive and negative comments. Have any problems using the site? Questions?
Mobile: iPhone Android Web
Follow: Facebook Twitter Google+
Subscribe: RSS Feeds Email Newsletters
Latest Headlines Health & Medicine Mind & Brain Space & Time Matter & Energy Computers & Math Plants & Animals Earth & Climate Fossils & Ruins