Result of Living Donor Laparoscopic Nephrectomy in Vajira Hospital

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Thitawat Wongampornpat
Bhapapak Na-songkla


Background: Laparoscopic living donor nephrectomy was performed in 2010 substituted open living donor nephrectomy in Vajira hospital. This study aims to present result of surgery.

Method: A retrospective descriptive study was conducted. Eighty eight donors were performed laparoscopic living donor nephrectomy and 88 kidneys were transplanted to recipients between 2010 to 2020. Donor demographic data, number of renal vessels, operative time, warm ischemic time, operative blood loss, length of hospital stay, complication, serum creatinine after nephrectomy, serum creatinine of recipients and delay graft function were retrospectively review from medical record.

Result: Mean operative time was 219±38 minutes, mean warm ischemic time was 192.2±39.8 seconds. Mean intraoperative blood loss was 66±56 milliliter, mean hospital stay length was 5.4±2.4 days. Complication rate of donor was 3.4%. There was no vascular or ureteral complication to recipients in this study.

Conclusion: Laparoscopic living donor nephrectomy in Vajira hospital is safe and feasibility. Result of kidney function of the recipients at one year of follow up stilled good.


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