How is the patient prepped for extraperitoneal nephrectomy?

Updated: Sep 24, 2019
  • Author: Michael Grasso, III, MD; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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As with all intraperitoneal laparoscopic procedures, a general anesthetic is used for RLN. Large-bore intravenous access and radial arterial monitoring are routinely used. After induction of the anesthetic, a parenteral prophylactic antibiotic is administered. A transurethral Foley catheter is placed to monitor urine output during the procedure. Oro or nasogastric suction drainage is used for gastric decompression.

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