Robotic transabdominal kidney transplantation in a morbidly obese patient.

@article{Giulianotti2010RoboticTK,
  title={Robotic transabdominal kidney transplantation in a morbidly obese patient.},
  author={Pier Cristoforo Giulianotti and Ver{\'o}nica Gorodner and Francesco Sbrana and Ivo G Tzvetanov and Hoonbae Jeon and Francesco Bianco and Katie Kinzer and J. W. Oberholzer and E. Figueiredo Benedetti},
  journal={American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons},
  year={2010},
  volume={10 6},
  pages={
          1478-82
        }
}
Kidney transplantation in morbidly obese patients can be technically demanding. Furthermore, morbidly obese patients experience a high rate of wound infections and related complications, which mostly result from the longer length and extent of the incision. These complications can be avoided through minimally invasive surgery; however, conventional laparoscopic instruments are unsuitable for the safe performance of a kidney transplant in morbidly obese patients. Herein, we report the first… CONTINUE READING
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