Comparison of Two Different Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy With Vaginal Extraction Techniques-A Single-Center Experience

Karayagiz A. H., Erturk T., Cakir Ü., Berber İ.

TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, vol.49, pp.411-414, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2017.01.035
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.411-414
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: The aim of this study was to compare the results of standard laparoscopic donor nephrectomy with vaginal extraction (SLDN-VE) and laparoendoscopic single-site donor nephrectomy with vaginal extraction (LESSDN-VE).
Methods: We analyzed the data of 95 female donors who underwent SLDN-VE (group I; n = 87) and LESSDN-VE (group II; n = 8) in our center. Parameters regarding donor age, body mass index (BMI), length of hospitalization, duration of surgical procedure, amount of blood loss, warm and cold ischemia times, side of graft nephrectomy, number of renal arteries and veins, postoperative visual analog pain scores at 6th and 12th hours (VAS6, VAS12), peri-and postoperative complications of donors and recipients, and graft function at discharge and follow-up were compared between the 2 groups.
Results: No significant difference regarding donor age, mean operative time, amount of blood loss, or warm ischemia time was observed between the 2 groups. However, BMI (P = .018) and pain scores (VAS6: P = .047; VAS12: P = .009) were lower and length of hospitalization (P = .005) shorter in group II. On the other hand, cold ischemia time (P = .047) was lower in group I. No peri- or postoperative complications occurred for donors and recipients in both groups. Graft function at discharge and during follow-up were similar in both groups.
Conclusions: Because our first priority is to minimize the morbidity of donors, LESSDNVE can be chosen in selected female donors for not only decreased pain and hospital stay, but also for better cosmetic outcomes.