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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 115-117

Comparison of differential function of both kidneys in a healthy renal donor

Department of Urology, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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Dr. Bharat Khadav
Department of Urology, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Sitapura, Jaipur - 302 019, Rajasthan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijot.ijot_79_18

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Background: End Stage Renal Disease or Renal Failure demands a Renal transplant for fruitful propagation of life. People can donate one of their two kidneys, and the remaining kidney is able to perform the necessary functions. Living-kidney donation is the most common type of living-donor procedure. But it has still to be ascertained which of the two is a better functional kidney amongst the two in a general healthy population. Aim and Objective: Our study aims to answer the same here i.e to Identify the better functioning kidney amongst the two in a healthy Renal Donor on the basis of DTPA Scaning. Materials and Methods: Ours was a observational study in which data was collected from the 398 patients who underwent donor nephrectomy at our institute from January 2014 to December 2017. A comparison of their DTPA scans was made and the results were evaluated. Results: Out of the 398 patients 298 were female and 100 were male donors. 39% of the donors evaluated had a differential function difference in the range of 0-5 percent. In both, men and women, the differential function steadily decreased with progress in age and was found to be statistically significant in both right and left kidneys. Conclusion: The main aim of our study was to find out the better functioning kidney amongst the two. And with the help of statistical analysis we were able to adjudge the right kidney a better functioning one.

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