HALDNHand-Assisted Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy
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20) Although not pertinent to this paper, our units' HALDN donor morbidity rates fall well within these norms, and our experience with our initial cohort of LLDN patients has recently been published.
Technical modifications in the dissection of the kidney during the HALDN technique have resulted in fewer vascular complications.
Since its introduction to the transplant unit at the University of the Witwatersrand in September 2008, HALDN has proved itself to be safe for both the renal donor and the kidney transplant recipient, and is our routine approach to the donor operation.