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. , ...Daha Fazla

ANNALS OF TRANSPLANTATION, cilt.20, ss.634-638, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 20
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.12659/aot.894697
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.634-638


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.