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ISRN Surgery
Volume 2011, Article ID 179456, 4 pages
Case Report

Synchronous Laparoscopic Radical Nephrectomy Left and Contralateral Right Hemicolectomy during the Same Endoscopic Procedure

1Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
2Maxima Medisch Centrum, De Run 4600, 5504 DB Veldhoven, The Netherlands

Received 16 February 2011; Accepted 2 April 2011

Academic Editors: S. Permpongkosol and A. Tiwari

Copyright © 2011 G. M. Veenstra et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Synchronous renal cell carcinoma in patients with colorectal carcinoma is reported in various percentages ranging from 0.03 up to 4.85% (Halak et al. (2000), Capra et al. (2003)). When surgical treatment is indicated usually two separate operations are planned for resection. In open surgery, in such cases simultaneous resection is recommended if possible. Few reports have described the resection of colorectal and renal cell carcinoma in a single laparoscopic procedure. We have shown that combining left radical nephrectomy and right hemicolectomy is technically feasible, safe and that overall operative time can be limited. In our case operative time was 210 minutes, blood loss 100 milliliters, and duration of hospital stay was 8 days. Adequate port placement, preoperative scheduling, and surgical experience are essential to achieve this goal.