—Bonanome1 stated that, although resection of the kidney is not a new type of intervention, it has within recent years received more attention as the result of improvements in its technic. Furthermore, the improvements that have been achieved in diagnosis have made it possible to recognize the precise indications for this operation.Partial nephrectomy may be subdivided into two types: polar (renal amputation) and median (renal resection). Bonanome gave the name of renal resection to the latter only. On the basis of an illustrative case, he concluded that this operation is attended by no more dangers than is common nephrectomy and that it should be carried out whenever the proper indications are present. If the portion of kidney to be removed contains a cavity, as it did in the case cited, it is advisable first to open this cavity in order to learn the points at
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