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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 374-376

A rare complication after laparoscopic donor nephrectomy: Chyle leak - A case report


1 Department of Nephrology, Rajagiri Hospital, Kochi, Kerala, India
2 Department of Urology, Rajagiri Hospital, Kochi, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sneha P Simon
Department of Nephrology, Rajagiri Hospital, Aluva, Kochi, Kerala
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijot.ijot_43_20

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Live kidney donors are healthy individuals who are willingly undergoing major surgery to alleviate the misery of another individual. It is important to minimize the risks of this procedure and at the same time maximize donor safety. Chyle leak following donor nephrectomy is extremely rare. We report a case of chylous ascites combined with chylothorax following laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. Usually, it responds to conservative measures. Our patient had failed to respond to a conservative line of management and required surgical correction with good outcomes.


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