Indian Journal of Radiology Indian Journal of Radiology  

   Login   | Users online: 2294

Home Bookmark this page Print this page Email this page Small font sizeDefault font size Increase font size     

 

TRANSPLANT IMAGING Table of Contents   
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 367-378
MDCT evaluation of potential living renal donor, prior to laparoscopic donor nephrectomy: What the transplant surgeon wants to know?


1 Department of Radiology, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Urology, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Renal Transplantation, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Nitin P Ghonge
Department of Radiology, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0971-3026.143899

Rights and Permissions

As Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy (LDN) offers several advantages for the donor such as lesser post-operative pain, fewer cosmetic concerns and faster recovery time, there is growing global trend towards LDN as compared to open nephrectomy. Comprehensive pre-LDN donor evaluation includes assessment of renal morphology including pelvi-calyceal and vascular system. Apart from donor selection, evaluation of the regional anatomy allows precise surgical planning. Due to limited visualization during laparoscopic renal harvesting, detailed pre-transplant evaluation of regional anatomy, including the renal venous anatomy is of utmost importance. MDCT is the modality of choice for pre-LDN evaluation of potential renal donors. Apart from appropriate scan protocol and post-processing methods, detailed understanding of surgical techniques is essential for the Radiologist for accurate image interpretation during pre-LDN MDCT evaluation of potential renal donors. This review article describes MDCT evaluation of potential living renal donor, prior to LDN with emphasis on scan protocol, post-processing methods and image interpretation. The article laid special emphasis on surgical perspectives of pre-LDN MDCT evaluation and addresses important points which transplant surgeons want to know.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
  Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
  Reader Comments
  Email Alert *
  Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed8488    
    Printed79    
    Emailed2    
    PDF Downloaded1405    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal