A team made up of Urology and Gynecology specialists from the University Hospital of Torrevieja carried out the removal of the left kidney from a 55 year old woman through her vagina last week leaving no visible signs or external scars.
This is a new technique, a landmark of modern surgery, which takes advantage of natural orifices to prevent scarring. The technique also improves the process of postoperative recovery, according to a statement from the hospital.
The removal of the was performed without and incisions in the abdomen that would usually be necessary in a laparoscopia- extraction, but "it was said to be quite a complicated procedure, particularly as the patient was nulliparous, having never given birth with a particularly narrow vagina, He said the collaboration of Gynaecology "as optional sources.
However, through this technique, the patient "suffers less pain, caused by the incision, which reduces the possibility of complications in the abdominal wall (hemorrhage, infection, evisceration and postoperative hernia)".
This technique, in which Spain is a world leader, first came into use in 2007 and is based on the use of body orifices to enter into or to remove organs.
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