Robotic Donor Nephrectomy (RDN)
The single most important factor in case of renal transplant is to avoid any complication in donor. Recovery from a surgery, which is done to benefit another human being, should be early and complication free as far as possible. Innovation in laparoscopy and robotics surgery has greatly reduced complications associated with open donor nephrectomy, while maintaining the same graft survival. Any complication in donor is considered drastic; hence, prevention of complications in live donor is of utmost importance in case of renal transplant. We emphasize the importance of knowing renal anatomy before taking the donor for operation in order to reduce or rather prevent complications during the procedure. This chapter also summarizes the importance of preoperative evaluation, reasons for complication at each step of donor nephrectomy, prevention and further management, if at all any injury occurs, in a simplified organized manner.
KeywordsRobotic surgery Donor nephrectomy Complications Renal vein Renal artery Vascular staplers Chylous ascites Injury
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