Felllow in Endourology, MCh Urology, MRCS, MS, MBBS
12 years experience
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The damaged kidney is not routinely removed. However, if it has got infection, tumour, obstruction, large stones, or if it is creating problems like protein loss, occupying a lot of space, causing hypertension etc then it is removed.
The transplanted kidney is usually placed in right or left lower abdomen.
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