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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 362-365

Laparoscopic en bloc kidney transplantation


Smt. G R Doshi and Smt. K M Mehta Institute of Kidney Diseases and Research Centre, Dr H L Trivedi Institute of Transplantation Sciences, Civil Hospital Campus, Asarwa, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Pranjal Modi
Professor of Urology and Transplantation Surgery, Smt. G R Doshi and Smt. K M Mehta Institute of Kidney Diseases and Research Centre, Dr H L Trivedi Institute of Transplantation Sciences, Civil Hospital Campus, Asarwa, Ahmedabad - 380 016, Gujarat
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-1591.102731

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Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy is well establish procedure and having advantages over open donor nephrectomy in terms of having less pain, early ambulation and rapid post operative recovery. To extend the advantages of laparoscopic surgery to the recipient, recently we have performed laparoscopic kidney transplantations when kidney was procured from deceased donors. As a further extension of the procedure, here we present a case of laparoscopic en bloc kidney transplantation in obese diabetic recipient who received kidneys from 70 year old non-heart beating donor.


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