Laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy: rationale, techniques, and implications

TitleLaparoscopic live donor nephrectomy: rationale, techniques, and implications
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsPotter SR, Buell JF, Hanaway M, Woodle ES
JournalSemin Dial
Pagination365 - 72
Date PublishedSep-Oct
Accession Number11679106
Keywords*Kidney Transplantation, *Laparoscopy, *Living Donors, Humans, Length of Stay, Nephrectomy / economics / *methods

Laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy (LDN) was conceived as a means for decreasing donor nephrectomy morbidity and reducing disincentives for kidney donation. Since LDN was first reported in 1995, explosive growth has led to its performance at more than 100 centers worldwide. Despite initial skepticism in some segments of the transplant community, the results of LDN have improved progressively so that it is emerging as a new standard of care for live kidney donation. We review the development and refinement of LDN and its current rationale and applications.

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