The feasibility of solo-surgeon living donor nephrectomy: initial experience using video-assisted minilaparotomy surgery

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Today, many kinds of surgery are being conducted without human assistants. Living donor nephrectomy (LDN) using video-assisted minilaparotomy surgery (VAM) has been performed by solo-surgeon using Unitrac® (Aesculap Surgical Instrument, Germany). We examined the results from VAM–solo-surgeon living donor nephrectomy (SLDN) and conventional VAM–human… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00464-010-1040-z

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