Review of 333 living donor nephrectomies.

Academic Article


  • We reviewed the operative complications in 333 living related donor nephrectomies done at our institution over the past 12 years. The overall complication rate was 17.1%; only three patients (0.9%) had major complications, and none died. The major complications were a delayed splenectomy because of bleeding, an adrenalectomy, and acute renal failure in one patient in the immediate postoperative period. We concluded that donor nephrectomy done through a flank incision results in minimal morbidity.
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  • Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Female, Humans, Kidney Transplantation, Male, Middle Aged, Nephrectomy, Postoperative Complications, Tissue Donors
  • Author List

  • Ottelin MC; Bueschen AJ; Lloyd LK; Joseph DB; Diethelm AG; Burns JR
  • Start Page

  • 61
  • End Page

  • 64
  • Volume

  • 87
  • Issue

  • 1