Hand-assisted laparoscopic donor nephrectomy minimizes warm ischemia.

  title={Hand-assisted laparoscopic donor nephrectomy minimizes warm ischemia.},
  author={Kent W. Kercher and Douglas M. Dahl and Robert Harland and Richard Blute and Karen B Gallagher and Demetrius E. M. Litwin},
  volume={58 2},
OBJECTIVES Traditional open donor nephrectomy is associated with good donor outcomes and excellent allograft function. Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy may accomplish these same goals with less morbidity. We report our initial experience with hand-assisted laparoscopic living donor nephrectomy using a commercially available hand-assist device. METHODS Donor and allograft outcomes for the first 30 patients undergoing hand-assisted laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy in our institution were… CONTINUE READING

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