A surgical procedure that is carried out from a great distance using computer and robotic technology.
Having to do with the kidney. For example, renal cancer is cancer of the kidneys.
- Renal aneurysm
An aneurysm that involves the renal artery, the main artery to the kidney.
- Renal artery stenosis
Narrowing of the major artery to the kidney that can lead to seriously elevated blood pressure. Common causes of renal artery stenosis include atherosclerosis and thickening of the muscular wall (fibromuscular dysplasia) of the renal artery.
- Renal calculi
Kidney stones. A common cause of blood in the urine and pain in the abdomen, flank, or groin. Occurs in 1 in 20 people at some time in their life. Development of the stones is related to decreased urine volume or increased excretion of stone-forming components such as calcium, oxalate, urate, cystine, xanthine, and phosphate. […]
- Renal cancer
Adults — Kidney cancer tends to occur after age 50 and strikes men twice as often as women. The most common type occurs in the renal (kidney) tissue that filters the blood and produces the urine and is called renal cell cancer (or renal cell carcinoma). Another type of adult kidney tumor arises in the […]