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Maximizing the right renal vein length in laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy

DOI: 10.1590/S1677-55382004000500013

Keywords: nephrectomy, laparoscopy, live donors, renal transplant.

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laparoscopic donor nephrectomy has become the standard of care at increasing numbers of renal transplant programs worldwide. the majority of laparoscopic living donor kidneys are procured from the left side because of the longer renal vein and improved transplantation. the aim of this article is to report a technique to maximize the right renal vein length by performing a hand-assisted cavotomy.


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