Donor nephrectomy: A comparison of techniques and results of open, hand assisted and full laparoscopic nephrectomy.

@article{ElGalley2004DonorNA,
  title={Donor nephrectomy: A comparison of techniques and results of open, hand assisted and full laparoscopic nephrectomy.},
  author={Rizk El-Galley and Nedra Hood and Carlton Young and Mark H Deierhoi and Donald A Urban},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2004},
  volume={171 1},
  pages={40-3}
}
PURPOSE Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy (LAP) has been gaining more popularity among kidney donors and transplant surgeons. There have been some concerns about the function of kidney grafts harvested by laparoscopic procedures. We report our results of LAP. MATERIALS AND METHODS Prospective data were collected for our donor nephrectomy operations. A telephone survey was done by an independent investigator on the impact of surgery on quality of life. Graft function was also evaluated by serial… CONTINUE READING

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