Comparison of open and laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy.

@article{Flowers1997ComparisonOO,
  title={Comparison of open and laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy.},
  author={John L. Flowers and Stephen Jacobs and Eugene S. Cho and Andrew C. Morton and William F Rosenberger and Devon L Evans and Anthony L. Imbembo and Stephen T. Bartlett},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={226 4},
  pages={
          483-9; discussion 489-90
        }
}
OBJECTIVE This study compares an initial group of patients undergoing laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy to a group of patients undergoing open donor nephrectomy to assess the efficacy, morbidity, and patient recovery after the laparoscopic technique. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Recent data have shown the technical feasibility of harvesting live renal allografts using a laparoscopic approach. However, comparison of donor recovery, morbidity, and short-term graft function to open donor… CONTINUE READING
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