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[Living donor, his/her role and surgical approach concerning kidney transplantation].

Authors
  • Gigante, Marc
  • Albano, Laetitia
  • Cassuto, Elisabeth
Type
Published Article
Journal
Revue médicale de la Suisse romande
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2004
Volume
124
Issue
11
Pages
689–691
Identifiers
PMID: 15631166
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Renal transplantation began in 1951 with a living donor. With advances in cadaveric transplantation, living donor transplantation became marginalised. Because of recent progresses in the field of transplantation, the scarcity of cadaveric kidneys and the attractivity of laparoscopic nephrectomy this therapeutic modality is regaining interest. The indications and standards of practice are well codified in Europe. Living donor laparoscopic nephrectomy, however, bears some morbidity as well as mortality.

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