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Actas Urológicas Españolas

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BESTARD VALLEJO, J.E. et al. Pig model in experimental renal transplant surgery. Actas Urol Esp [online]. 2008, vol.32, n.1, pp.91-101. ISSN 0210-4806.

Introduction and objectives. Living donor laparoscopic renal procurement is becoming a first-line technique unless a show-learning curve. January 2006 we implement an experimental pig-kidney transplant model with the objective of evaluating differences between open and laparosopic surgical techniques as well as giving a training-oportunity to the Residents in these alternatives. Material and methods. We have completed 25 experiments 7 out of which were performed laparoscopically (28%), 18 with conventional surgery (72%). Only 44% of the animals have survived until the end of the process. Results: This work evaluates different aspects on the implementation of this activity. Complications of the prothocol are analyzed. We review the literature on this topic. Conclusions: Experimental Surgery in a porcine model has become in our Hospital a key-issue for Residents Training Program, and easily could be adapted to other Centers.

Keywords : Experimental models; Renal transplantation.

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