The minimal-access kidney transplantation technique in living-donor transplantation: results from a retrospective analysis.

@article{Brockschmidt2014TheMK,
  title={The minimal-access kidney transplantation technique in living-donor transplantation: results from a retrospective analysis.},
  author={Claas Brockschmidt and Christof T Kaltenmeier and Efecan K{\"o}ksal and Benjamin Mayer and Doris Henne-Bruns and Mathias Wittau},
  journal={Transplantation proceedings},
  year={2014},
  volume={46 5},
  pages={1286-9}
}
OBJECTIVES During the last 15 years, there was tremendous progress in minimally invasive surgery and minimal-access surgery. Many conventional surgical procedures were replaced by these techniques, resulting in a wide range of benefits for the patients. In kidney transplantation, many centers choose an approach to the iliac fossa through an oblique or J-shaped incision. This might have possible disadvantages due to the extent of tissue trauma. Thus, we introduced a minimal-access kidney… CONTINUE READING