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Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy in Hawaii.

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Title: Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy in Hawaii.
Authors: Bueno, Racquel
Limm, Whitney M.
Cheung, Alan H. S.
Wong, Linda L.
Issue Date: May 2002
Abstract: Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy for transplant is a minimally invasive, effective, and safe operation that also provides less post-operative pain and earlier return to pre-donation activity. In review of the first 10 cases, no major complications occurred and mean hospital stay was 3.7 days. All recipients of these kidneys displayed excellent allograft function (mean creatinine--1.5 mg/dL) and no ureteral problems. Successful use of this procedure has also resulted in a steady increase in the number of living transplants performed in Hawaii and perhaps this will impact the 330 patients currently awaiting renal transplant.
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10524/53702
ISSN: 0017-8594
Appears in Collections:Hawaii Medical Journal Articles For 2002



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