Indian Journal of Urology
RESEARCH ARTICLE
Year
: 2004  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 134--137

Evaluation of renal donors with helical CT angiography - our experience


N Upendra Kumar1, PVLN Murty1, Nand Kumar1, Ram Reddy1, Ramamurthy2, Jyotsna2, KV Dakshina Murthy3 
1 Department of Urology and Renal Transplantation, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India
2 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India
3 Department of Nephrology, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India

Correspondence Address:
PVLN Murty
Department of Urology, Nizam«SQ»s Institute of Medical Sciences, Punjagutta, Hyderabad - 500 082
India

Objectives: To compare the findings of helical com­puted tomography (CT) angiography and the intraopera­tive findings in voluntary kidney donors. Methods: This was a prospective study evaluating 28 voluntary kidney donors from January 2001 to December 2002 who underwent a preoperative CT angiography with a 20 minute intravenous urogram film and was compared with intraoperative findings during nephrectomy to de­termine the accuracy of CT angiography. Donors consti­tuted 21 females and 7 males and all were related donors with mean age of 35.5 years (19 to 55 years). Results: Intraoperative findings correlated in 25 out of 28 patients (88.75%). Among those 3 patients, one pa­tient had an upper polar accessory artery, another had a lower polar artery and the third patient had an early branching respectively. Conclusions: Helical CT and 3-D reformatting allowed improved vascular imaging and has the potential for fu­ture single imaging method for donor evaluation. It has been cost effective also. It needs a dedicated radiologist for interpretation. About 10% of renal arteries are not seen on helical CT renal arteriograms when compared with findings at surgery.


How to cite this article:
Upendra Kumar N, Murty P, Kumar N, Reddy R, Ramamurthy, Jyotsna, Dakshina Murthy K V. Evaluation of renal donors with helical CT angiography - our experience.Indian J Urol 2004;20:134-137


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Upendra Kumar N, Murty P, Kumar N, Reddy R, Ramamurthy, Jyotsna, Dakshina Murthy K V. Evaluation of renal donors with helical CT angiography - our experience. Indian J Urol [serial online] 2004 [cited 2022 Jun 30 ];20:134-137
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