Laparoscopic-Assisted Live Donor Nephrectomy: A Comparison of Conventional and Transvaginal Routes for Kidney Extraction


Can M. G. , ÖZCAN P., Hatipoglu S., Cavdaroglu O., Hatipoglu F., Berber İ. , ...More

ANNALS OF TRANSPLANTATION, vol.20, pp.634-638, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.12659/aot.894697
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF TRANSPLANTATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.634-638

Abstract

Backround: Laparoscopic approach has become the standard procedure for living donor nephrectomy in many transplant centers. Because the conventional approach results in cosmetic problems and pain during laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy, transvaginal extraction of an intact kidney has been recently introduced as a minimally invasive technique. Here, we aimed to investigate whether transvaginal extraction of an intact kidney during laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy is associated with decreased postoperative pain, nausea and vomiting, and morphine consumption.