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Actas Urológicas Españolas

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MUSQUERA, M. et al. Pioneer Experience in Spain with LESS Nephrectomy in Living Donor. Actas Urol Esp [online]. 2011, vol.35, n.9, pp.559-562. ISSN 0210-4806.

Introduction: LESS surgery (Laparoendoscopic single site surgery) is a surgical technique that aims to perform intraabdominal surgery using a single site entry, allowing for reduction in the number and size of the incisions, achieving better esthetic results with at least the same functional outcomes as with the conventional laparoscopic surgery. Material and methods: We present the first experience of LESS living donor nephrectomy carried out by a totally European team. To perform it, a Quadport® device was placed through a 4cm long paraumbilical incision. Results: The nephrectomy was performed using the standards of conventional laparoscopic surgery, with the use of a precurved instrument in the left hand and straight instruments in the right. After bagging the kidney, the artery and vein were sectioned after clipping, allowing for rapid extraction of the organ through the same incision, with warm ischemia of 3.30" and 2.47," respectively. Conclusion: Living donor nephrectomy using the LESS technique is feasible and can be considered a good option for obtaining live donor kidney grafts in males. The application of said surgical in living kidney donor can increase the rate of donation, by reducing morbidity and improving the esthetic results with the same outcome for the donor as for the recipient.

Keywords : LESS; Living donor nephrectomy; Surgical technique.

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