Preoperative evaluation of hilar vessel anatomy with 3-D computerized tomography in living kidney donors

Tombul S. T., AKI F. T., Gunay M., Inci K., Hazirolan T., KARÇAALTINCABA M., ...More

TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, vol.40, no.1, pp.47-49, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Objectives. Digital subtract angiography is the gold standard for anatomic assessment of renal vasculature for living renal donors. However, multidetector-row computerized tomography (MDCT) is less invasive than digital subtract angiography and provides information of kidney stones and other intra-abdominal organs. In this study, preoperative MDCT angiography results were compared with the peroperative findings to evaluate the accuracy of MDCT for the evaluation of renal anatomy.