Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy.

  title={Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy.},
  author={Alexander Edmund Handschin and Marc-Andr{\'e} Weber and Nicolas Demartines and P A Clavien},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  volume={90 11},
BACKGROUND Living kidney donation represents an important source of organs for patients with end-stage renal failure. Over the past decade, laparoscopic donor nephrectomy has replaced the conventional open procedure in many transplant centres. Using evidence-based methods, this study examines the current status of laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. METHOD A Medline literature search (PubMed database, 1999-2002) and manual cross-referencing were performed to identify all articles relating to… CONTINUE READING

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