What are the possible intraoperative complications of radical nephrectomy?

Updated: Feb 05, 2019
  • Author: Richard A Santucci, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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Intraoperative complications include injury to any gastrointestinal organs (eg, liver, spleen, pancreas) or to any major blood vessels (eg, aorta, inferior vena cava). Pleural injuries can result in pneumothorax.


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