Medical Definition of Anatrophic nephrotomy
An incision into the posterolateral renal parenchyma, gaining access to the calyceal system through an avascular plane between anterior and posterior branches of the renal artery; used for removal of calyceal and branched renal calculi, with maximum exposure yet minimal bleeding or parenchymal damage.
Synonym: Smith-Boyce operation.
(05 Mar 2000)
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