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Title: A comparison of traditional open, minimal-incision donor nephrectomy and laparoscopic donor nephrectomy.
Authors: Lewis, GR
Brook, NR
Waller, JR
Bains, JC
Veitch, PS
Nicholson, ML
First Published: Nov-2004
Citation: TRANSPL INT, 2004, 17 (10), pp. 589-595
Abstract: Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy (LDN) and minimal-incision donor nephrectomy (MILD) are less invasive procedures than the traditional open donor nephrectomy approach (ODN). This study compares donor and recipient outcome following those three different procedures. Sixty consecutive donor nephrectomies were studied (n = 20 in each group). Intra-operative variables, analgesic requirements, donor recovery, donor/recipient complications and allograft function were recorded prospectively. Operating and first warm ischaemia times were longer for LDN than for ODN and MILD (232+/-35 vs 121+/-24 vs 147+/-27 min, P < 0.001; 4+/-1 vs 2+/-2 vs 2+/-1 min, P < 0.01). Postoperative morphine requirements were significantly higher after ODN than after MILD and LDN (182+/-113 vs 86+/-48 vs 71+/-45 mg; P < 0.0001). There was no episode of delayed graft function in this study. Donors returned to work quicker after LDN than after ODN and MILD (6+/-2 vs 11+/-5 vs 10+/-7; P = 0.055). Donor and recipient complication rates and recipient allograft function were comparable. We concluded that MILD and LDN reduce postoperative pain and allow a faster recovery without compromising recipient outcome.
DOI Link: 10.1007/s00147-004-0770-z
ISSN: 0934-0874
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Dept. of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation

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