Year : 2011 | Volume
: 27 | Issue : 2 | Page : 180--184
Transumbilical laparoendoscopic single-site donor nephrectomy: Without the use of a single port access device
Deepak Dubey, RP Shrinivas, G Srikanth
Department of Urology and Surgical Gastro-enterology, Manipal Hospital, Airport Road, Bangalore, India
Introduction : Laparoendoscopic single-site donor nephrectomy (LESS-DN) is a procedure in evolution. Currently described techniques utilize single port access devices and articulating, flexible, and bent working instruments. We describe a modified technique of transumbilical LESS-DN with conventional laparoscopic instruments in five kidney donors.
Materials and Methods : Three standard laparoscopic ports (10 mm x 1, 5 mm x 2) were placed through a 4.5 cm vertical transumbilical incision. A 10 mm 45°, long bariatric lens (Karl Storz) was used. Renal mobilization was performed using conventional rigid laparoscopy instruments. A port closure needle loaded with a blunt plastic needle cap was used for traction. After hilar clamping, an incision was made connecting the three ports, and the kidney was extracted using a preplaced suture over the lower pole fat. All data were prospectively recorded.
Results : LESS-DN was performed successfully in all five patients. The mean operative time was 157.2 minutes (range, 134-184) and the mean warm ischemia time was 3.2 minutes (range, 3-4). All donors were discharged on postoperative day 3 and were able to resume normal physical activity by 2 weeks after the procedure. All donors had an excellent cosmetic outcome. The mean serum creatinine (recipient) at discharge was 1.14 mg% (range, 0.9-1.4).
Conclusions : Transumbilical LESS-DN can be cost-effectively performed using conventional laparoscopy instruments and without the need for a single port access device. Warm ischemia times with this technique are comparable with that during conventional multiport laparoscopic donor nephrectomy.
Consultant in Urology and Renal transplantation, Manipal Hospital, Airport Road, Bangalore-560037
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Dubey D, Shrinivas R P, Srikanth G. Transumbilical laparoendoscopic single-site donor nephrectomy: Without the use of a single port access device.Indian J Urol 2011;27:180-184
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Dubey D, Shrinivas R P, Srikanth G. Transumbilical laparoendoscopic single-site donor nephrectomy: Without the use of a single port access device. Indian J Urol [serial online] 2011 [cited 2019 Dec 14 ];27:180-184
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