Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy has supplanted ODN as the procedure of choice in suitable patients. Hospitalization is shorter, pain management is easier, and return to work comes faster.1 Historically, open donors have had good long-term renal function.2 Because LDN is in its infancy, long-term results are not available, but the assumption based on the ODN data is that the results will be comparable.3
Young CJ. Antidiuretic Hormone Release During Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy—Invited Critique. Arch Surg. 2002;137(5):605. doi:10.1001/archsurg.137.5.605
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