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Does video-assisted minilaparotomy surgical living donor nephrectomy satisfy donors?

Title
 Does video-assisted minilaparotomy surgical living donor nephrectomy satisfy donors?
Authors
 S.Y. Son; H.M. Yang; S.I. Kim; M.K. Ju; C.H. Hong; S.H. Lee
Issue Date
2012
Journal Title
 Transplantation Proceedings
ISSN
 0041-1345
Citation
 Transplantation Proceedings, Vol.44(1) : 32~35, 2012
Abstract
PURPOSE: Video-assisted minilaparotomy surgical (VAMS) nephrectomy is believed to provide better cosmetic outcomes than open-donor nephrectomy in healthy donors. However, the results of a few studies have influenced the opinion of donors on their physical appearance. This study investigated the satisfaction of donors after a VAMS living donor nephrectomy. METHODS: Donors who underwent VAMS living donor nephrectomy between 2009 and 2011 were requested to fill out a body image questionnaire. This questionnaire consisted of three subscales: body image scale (BS), confidence in surgery scale (CS), and hospital experience scale (HS). A total of 20 VAMS living nephrectomy donors completed the questionnaire. RESULTS: The study included 3 male and 17 female donors of overall mean age of 38.7 ± 12.4 years. Eight donors were unmarried (40.0%), 11 were married (55.0%), and 1 was divorced. The mean follow-up was 7.9 ± 4.5 months. The mean BS, CS, and HS scores were 41.6 ± 5.3, 21.85 ± 8.3, and 13.9 ± 2.2, corresponding to perfect scores of 50, 30, and 20, respectively. CONCLUSION: The results of this study showed that VAMS nephrectomy donors tended to be pleased with their body image, operation, and hospital experiences.
URI
http://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/91956
DOI
10.1016/j.transproceed.2011.12.030
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