Experimental and clinical transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation 15(2) 138-142 doi 10.6002/ect.2017.0017
Our objective was to compare the outcomes of the different extraction sites between extended iliac port site incision and Pfannenstiel incision during laparoscopic donor nephrectomy.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
We prospectively evaluated patients who underwent laparoscopic donor nephrectomy from June 2014 to March 2015 at our institution. Perioperative parameters were included, with particular reference to warm ischemic time. The other parameters recorded included operative time, blood loss, hospital stay, analgesic requirement, and cosmetic results.
We analyzed a total of 41 patients. Kidney retrieval site of each patient was made randomly. Extraction sites were done by using extended iliac port site incisions in 23 patients and by Pfannenstiel incision in 18 patients. Mean warm ischemic time was 4.09 minutes with extended iliac port site incision versus 4.94 minutes with Pfannenstiel incision (P = .04). Mean operative time, blood loss, hospital stay, and analgesic requirements were comparable between the 2 groups. Mean cosmetic score was 10.39 with extended iliac port site versus 12.06 with Pfannenstiel incision.
Extraction with extended iliac port site incision had significantly less warm ischemic time than Pfannenstiel incision in laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. It was also not inferior to Pfannenstiel incision regarding the other.