V1729: Laparoscopic Living Donor Nephrectomy with the use of 3 mm instruments and laparoscope

V1729: Laparoscopic Living Donor Nephrectomy with the use of 3 mm instruments and laparoscope

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Introduction and Objectives
Laparoscopy has become the standard of care for kidney retrieval during laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy (LLDN). In the donor population the cosmetic results are of great importance and multiple minimal invasive techniques have been developed. While robotic surgery has not gain in popularity in the LLDN population, single port surgery is becoming very attractive, even if technically challenging. On the contrary, needlescopic surgery may offer advantages over single port surgery due to the fact that it reproduces the standard principle of laparoscopy while minimizing the incision size. In this video we present our experience with LLDN with the use of 3 mm instruments and laparoscope.

Methods
Between Nov 2010 and Oct 2012 all potential donors with a BMI