Minimal incision living donor nephrectomy compared to the hand-assisted laparoscopic living donor nephrectomy

@article{Greenstein2003MinimalIL,
  title={Minimal incision living donor nephrectomy compared to the hand-assisted laparoscopic living donor nephrectomy},
  author={Marc A. Greenstein and Richard C Harkaway and Francisco Badosa and Phillip Ginsberg and S L Yang},
  journal={World Journal of Urology},
  year={2003},
  volume={20},
  pages={356-359}
}
Background. There has been a surge of minimally invasive procedures for living donor nephrectomy. We compared our minimal incision living donor (MILD) nephrectomy to hand-assisted laparoscopic (HAL) living donor nephrectomy Methods. We conducted a Medline search and compared our first 45 MILD nephrectomies to the data from the University of Michigan (UM), Tulane University (TU), and the University of Chicago (UC). Results. The MILD incision was smaller than the cumulative incisions in the UM… CONTINUE READING