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Comparison between laparoscopic and subcostal mini-incision for live donor nephrectomy

Hideki Kanashiro, Roberto Iglesias Lopes, Fernando Akira Saito, Anuar Ibrahim Mitre, Francisco Tibor Denes, José Luis Chambô, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082010AO1671

ABSTRACT Objectives: The aim of this study was to compare the results of laparoscopic donor nephrectomy with open donor nephrectomy. Methods: A non-randomized prospective analysis was conducted of living donor kidney transplantations (118 open donor nephrectomies; 57 laparoscopic donor nephrectomies) between January 2005 and December 2007 in the Kidney Transplantation Unit of Hospital das Clínicas of Faculdade de Medicina of the Universidade de São Paulo. Results: Mean donor operative time, mean donor hospital stay, mean postoperative creatinine values, and rates […]