Perspectives of laparoscopic donors toward a new procedure: transvaginal donor nephrectomy.

@article{Olakkengil2010PerspectivesOL,
  title={Perspectives of laparoscopic donors toward a new procedure: transvaginal donor nephrectomy.},
  author={Santosh Antony Olakkengil and Michael G. A. Norwood and Andrew D. Strickland and Fariba Behnia-Willison and Manchala Mohan Rao and Peter J. Hewett},
  journal={Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A},
  year={2010},
  volume={20 10},
  pages={803-6}
}
BACKGROUND Interest in natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) is increasing. Transvaginal NOTES (TVNOTES) donor nephrectomy with subsequent removal of the kidney via the vagina is technically possible. This approach may minimize the surgical insult to the donor and allow improved cosmesis. The acceptability to patients of such a technique is, however, unknown. The aim of this article is to explore the attitudes of women who have previously undergone laparoscopic donor… CONTINUE READING