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Rare surgery performed

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Oct 5 � Doctors at the city-based Down Town Hospital successfully performed a rare Laparoscopic surgery recently.

The team, headed by Dr Arup Kumar Nath, Consultant Urologist of the hospital, conducted laparoscopic nephrectomy on a 5-year-old girl diagnosed with a lump in abdomen, said a press release.

�On investigation, it was found that the left kidney was not functioning and attached to lower part of right kidney forming a cystic swelling. The condition is called crossed fused ectopia which is one of the rarest anomalies, where both the kidneys are present in the same side,� it said.

The statement added, �Laparoscopic nephrectomy of crossed fused ectopia was planned accordingly and done successfully which is technically very demanding because of the possible anomaly in blood supply and urine flow and more so in this case because of the small abdominal space of the 5 year old child with 11 cm cystic non functioning kidney.�

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