Comparison of the laparoscopic versus open live donor nephrectomy: an overview of surgical complications and outcome

@article{Fonouni2014ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of the laparoscopic versus open live donor nephrectomy: an overview of surgical complications and outcome},
  author={Hamidreza Fonouni and Arianeb Mehrabi and Mohammad Golriz and Martin G. Zeier and Beat Peter M{\"u}ller-Stich and Peter Schemmer and Jens Werner},
  journal={Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={399},
  pages={543-551}
}
Kidney transplantation (KTx) is considered to be the treatment of choice for end stage renal disease. One of the most challenging dilemmas in KTx is the shortage of suitable organs. The live donor nephrectomy is considered a unique operation performed on healthy donors, which provides a superior outcome in the recipients. Several surgical techniques have been developed so far to minimize donor postoperative complications as much as possible without compromising the quality of the kidney. The… CONTINUE READING