Living donor hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy in a healthy individual with situs inversus totalis: no need to turn down the donorBenjamens, S., van den Berg, T. A. J., Lange, J. F. M. & Pol, R. A., 22-Jan-2020, In : BMJ Case Reports. 13, 1, 4 p.
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A 70-year-old healthy male individual offered to undergo a living donor hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy to enable kidney transplantation for a close relative. As required for all living transplant donor candidates, extensive screening was performed to exclude potential contraindications for donation. Tests revealed a situs inversus totalis, meaning a complete transposition of the thoracic and abdominal organs in the sagittal plane. As other contraindications for living kidney donation were absent, the feasibility of this procedure was determined multidisciplinary. A successful donation procedure was performed without surgical complications for the donor and good short-term transplant outcomes. In line with current developments that have resulted in more liberal criteria for potential living kidney donors, major anatomical deviations should not automatically be a contraindication. With multidisciplinary efforts and thorough surgical preparation at a high-volume transplant centre, this procedure is feasible and safe.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||BMJ Case Reports|
|Publication status||Published - 22-Jan-2020|