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Laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy.

Publication Type : Journal Article

Thematic Areas : Medical Sciences

Publisher : BJU International

Source : BJU International, Volume 98, Issue 5, p.1121-2 (2006)

Keywords : adult, Humans, kidney transplantation, laparoscopy, male, nephrectomy, renal artery, Renal Veins, Tissue Donors, Transplantation, Homologous, Ureter

Campus : Kochi

School : School of Medicine

Department : C. V. T. S., Gastrointestinal Surgery

Year : 2006

Abstract : A laparoscopic live-donor nephrectomy was performed on a 40-year-old man. The kidney was removed intact via a 9-cm infraumbilical midline incision. Warm ischemia was limited to less than 5 min. Immediately upon revascularization, the allograft produced urine. By the second postoperative day, the recipient's serum creatinine had decreased to 0.7 mg/dl. The donor's postoperative course was uneventful. He experienced minimal discomfort and was discharged home on the first postoperative day. We conclude that laparoscopic donor nephrectomy is feasible. It can be performed without apparent deleterious effects to either the donor or the recipient. The limited discomfort and rapid convalescence enjoyed by our patient indicate that this technique may prove to be advantageous.

Cite this Research Publication : S. MC, Dr. Sudhindran S., and SH, B., “Laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy.”, BJU International, vol. 98, no. 5, pp. 1121-2, 2006.

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