Dr. Muhammad Saqib Khurshid, Dr. Umme Kalsoom Rabbi, Dr. Anum Waqar
2018 Zenodo  
Objective: To determine the incidence of various benign conditions that cause kidney failure and cause nephrectomy. Study design: A Descriptive study. Configuration and duration: In the Urology Department Unit II of Services Hospital Lahore for one year duration from August 2017 to August 2018. Methodology: All patients who underwent nephrectomy were included in this study. 189 patients underwent nephrectomy, of which 115 had non-functioning kidney. Full history was taken and all patients were
more » ... all patients were examined and examined in detail. Special attention was given to assess the functions of the contralateral kidney. Patients were followed up with serial ultrasound and renal function tests for contralateral kidney in OPD. Results: The incidence of non-functional kidney was 60.84%. The majority of patients with non-functional kidneys had calculus 61 (53.04%) or congenital hydronephrosis 20 (17.39%). The reason for the high number of non-functional kidneys was that patients reported to the hospital too late. Some healers had also treated prolonged as some of these patients had asymptomatic hydronephrosis and congenital and staghorn calculation and others ignored their symptoms and had a widespread problem in areas without adequate health facilities. Conclusion: Most of the kidneys can be protected and nephrectomy can be prevented by appropriate treatment of benign conditions leading to early diagnosis and non-functional kidney. Key words: nephrectomy, non - functional kidney, calculus, hydronephrosis.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1563037 fatcat:e7tja4yepzhwlcath7dqs274dq