Complication arising from a duplicated inferior vena cava following laparoscopic living donor nephrectomy: a case report.

@article{Christakis2012ComplicationAF,
  title={Complication arising from a duplicated inferior vena cava following laparoscopic living donor nephrectomy: a case report.},
  author={Panos George Christakis and Bayindir Cimşit and Sushanth Kulkarni},
  journal={Transplantation proceedings},
  year={2012},
  volume={44 5},
  pages={
          1450-2
        }
}
Selecting a kidney for living donor nephrectomy is driven by the tenet that donors are left with the higher functioning kidney. Traditionally, the left kidney is used because it has a longer renal vein, which aids anastamosis, and has an easier surgical approach. Anomalous left renal vasculature is not considered a contraindication to living donor nephrectomy. In the case of duplicated inferior vena cava, no specific considerations have been reported. We present a 42-year-old patient with… CONTINUE READING
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