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Anatrophic nephrotomy

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Anatrophic nephrotomy

(Science: procedure) 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.