Bowel Preparation

In cases of symptomatic simple renal cysts, no specific bowel preparation is required prior to surgery. However in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, the typically large-sized kidneys can at times occupy the majority of the peritoneal cavity. Therefore, use of a preoperative bowel preparation (e.g., citrate of magnesium) is advised to decompress the bowel and provide more working space during laparoscopy. Patients should partake of only clear liquids 24 hours prior to surgery and remain fasted after midnight the evening prior to surgery.

0 0

Post a comment