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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Nefrectomía radical

Radical nephrectomy (RA-dih-kul neh-FREK-toh-mee)
Surgery to remove an entire kidney, nearby adrenal gland and lymph nodes, and other surrounding tissue.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.