Perioperative management for laparoscopic kidney donation

G. Biancofiore, G. Amorose, D. Lugli, L. Bindi, M. Esposito, N. Fossati, L. Meacci, C. Pasquini, M. Pieri, U. Boggi, A. Pietrabissa, F. Mosca

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Aim. To report a single centre's experience in the perioperative management of live kidney laparoscopic donations. Methods. Design: comparative analysis of all laparoscopic kidney donations performed between April 2000 and August 2002 and a corresponding number of "traditional surgery" donors from a historical series. Setting: kidney transplant centre of a teaching hospital. Interventions: 39 and 27 subjects undergoing respectively laparoscopic and traditional "open" kidney donation were studied. A standard balanced anesthesiological technique was used in both groups but, to counterbalance the reported abdominal insufflation-related kidney dysfunction, laparoscopic donors were administered an extra intravascular volume loading with colloids and crystalloids starting from the night before surgery. Results. Laparoscopic donors underwent a longer procedure with a lower estimated blood loss (p=0.0001) and were intraoperatively administered with a higher amount of intravenous fluids (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)681-689
Number of pages9
JournalMinerva Anestesiologica
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2003


  • Kidney transplantation
  • Laparoscopy
  • Living donors
  • Organ procurement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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