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In children, kidney disease is usually diagnosed by a blood test or x-ray, ultrasound or CT scan. The tests are often performed following a urinary tract infection.
There are three methods of performing the surgery, all requiring general anesthesia:
Your child will likely need pain medications since the sites of incision will be sore. He will receive IV fluids and his blood chemistry will be carefully monitored to make sure the remaining kidney is doing its job.
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