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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 24-28

Renal angiographic evaluation of prospective renal donors: Single-center data and outcome analysis from South India - A retrospective observational study

1 Department of Nephrology, SRIHER, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Radiology, SRIHER, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Varadharajan Jayaprakash
Department of Nephrology, SRIHER, Porur, Chennai - 600 116, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijot.ijot_77_20

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Introduction: In countries without a well-developed deceased donor program, living donors form the backbone of the renal replacement strategy. Computed tomography (CT) angiography forms an integral part of the predonation evaluation. The course, number, and morphometric evaluation of the renal vasculature provided by CT angiography help to identify which kidney to harvest and which kidney to exclude from the donation. The characteristics of the Indian renal donor are a rarely studied topic with only a few studies on the same to date. Methodology: This is an observational study done over a period of 3 years noting the clinical and morphometric characteristics of the renal donors from a database. Results: In this study, 57 prospective living renal donors were included. Most donors were women. The length of the renal artery and renal vein was shorter in this cohort than in previously known statistics. The diameter of the renal vessels was also smaller than previous data. The left side kidney was more commonly harvested compared to the right. Conclusion: Renal angiographic morphometric data among the Indian population were different from previously known statistics. Angiographic data correlated well with intraoperative findings in the majority of patients.

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