Indian Journal of Urology
ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2005  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 102--105

Laparoscopic retroperitoneal nephrectomy: overcoming the learning curves


PR Modi, GV Kadam, S Dodia, R Jain, R Patel, A Devra 
 Department of Urology and Transplantation, Institute of Kidney Diseases and Research Centre and Institute of Transplantation Sciences, Civil Hospital Campus, Ahmedabad, India

Correspondence Address:
P R Modi
A-161, Sarvodaya Nagar-1, Sola Road, Ghatlodia,Ahmedabad - 380061,Gujarat
India

Objective: To assess the results of retroperitoneal laparoscopic nephrectomy at a single centre. Materials and methods: A retrospective study of 40 patients (group A: initial 20, group B: late 20 cases) who underwent retroperitoneal laparoscopic nephrectomy was done. Analysis of the complication rate, conversion rate to open surgery, operative time and the blood loss and analgesia requirement were studied. Results: Laparoscopic retroperitoneal nephrectomy was carried out successfully in 60% cases of group A and in 95% cases of group B cases. There was a statistically significant reduction in the blood loss and duration of surgery in group B. Analgesia requirement was not different in either group. Conclusions: Retroperitoneal laparoscopic nephrectomy has a steep learning curve. Results of the procedure improved and complications reduced significantly after the initial 20 cases.


How to cite this article:
Modi P R, Kadam G V, Dodia S, Jain R, Patel R, Devra A. Laparoscopic retroperitoneal nephrectomy: overcoming the learning curves.Indian J Urol 2005;21:102-105


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Modi P R, Kadam G V, Dodia S, Jain R, Patel R, Devra A. Laparoscopic retroperitoneal nephrectomy: overcoming the learning curves. Indian J Urol [serial online] 2005 [cited 2022 May 25 ];21:102-105
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