Your institution is subscribed to Read Institutional Edition. Log in or Sign Up to read full text articles.


Chylous ascites after laparoscopic donor nephrectomy

Ashish Sharma, Munish Heer, S V Subramanaym Malladi, Mukut Minz
Journal of Endourology 2005, 19 (7): 839-40
Laparoscopic living-donor nephrectomy has decreased the disincentives to live renal donation with a risk of complications similar to that of open donor nephrectomy. We report a patient who developed chylous ascites after an otherwise-uneventful laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. On MEDLINE search, we could find only two other cases with similar complications. This condition has the potential to cause significant morbidity in the donor, which may reduce the advantages of the minimally invasive approach. We suggest that meticulous dissection of the renal hilum and clipping of lymphatic tissue around the renal vessels could prevent this untoward complication.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article


You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Related Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Save your favorite articles in one place with a free QxMD account.


Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"

We want to hear from doctors like you!

Take a second to answer a survey question.