ISSN 2149-3235 | E-ISSN 2149-3057
Original Article
Surgical complications of open nephrectomy in living related donors in Yemen: a prospective study
1 Department of Urology, Sanaa University Medical Collage, Sanaa, Yemen  
2 Department of Surgery, Sanaa University Medical Collage, Sanaa, Yemen  
Turk J Urol 2017; 43: 549-552
DOI: 10.5152/tud.2017.25738
Key Words: Living related donor; nephrectomy; surgical complications

Objective: Renal transplantation from living related donor is the best treatment option for chronic renal failure with experience for more than 50 years. However, this procedure may expose the health and even the life of otherwise normal individuals to risk. In this prospective study we  described the surgical complications of open donor nephrectomies by Clavien grading system.


Material and methods: Between May 2002 and December 2014, one hundred and seventy-two potentially healthy kidney donors were admitted to Althawrah General Hospital, Ibn–Sina Hospital and Military Hospital. The median age was 34 years (19-60 years) with male predominance in 64.5% of the cases. This prospective descriptive study reviews intra-, and post-operative surgical complications using Clavien grading system for surgical complications.


Results: The procedure was done via supracostal lumbotomy incision (above 12th rib) in 112 cases (65.1%) and transcostal incision with resection of 11th rib in 60 cases (34.9%). Left kidney was taken in most of the cases (68%) while right kidney in the remaining 42% with an average warm ischemia time of 31 seconds (range, 22-34 seconds). Surgical complications by Clavien grading system were observed in 18.6% of the cases (32 cases). Grade 1 in 28 (16.4%); Grade 2 in 2 (1.2%) and Grade 3 in 2 cases (1.2%) were detected. There was no grade 4 or 5 cases in our series. Median postoperative hospital stay was 3 days (range: 2-4 days).



Conclusion: We found that most of the complications of open living donor nephrectomy are of grade I and higher grade complications are negligible compared to the advantages for the recipients.



Cite this article as: Telha KA, Al Kataa MA, Al Kohlany KM, Al Badany TH, Alnono IH. Surgical complications of nephrectomy in living related donors in Yemen. Turk J Urol 2017; 43(4): 549-52

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