Chylous ascites after laparoscopic donor nephrectomy

Ho Y.ee Tiong, Raj K. Goel, Wesley White, David A. Goldfarb, Jihad H. Kaouk

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to determine the incidence, presentation, management, and outcomes of chylous ascites following laparoscopic donor nephrectomy.

METHODS: An Internet-based, multi-institutional survey was performed using http://www.surveymonkey.com. An email invitation to the voluntary survey was sent to 30 transplant centers and posted on CenterSpan, an email forum for transplant surgeons. The number of living donor transplantations and the number of cases of chylous ascites with clinical information, treatment and outcomes were sought from the questionnaire.

RESULTS: A total of 12 centers responded and reported 7683 cases of live donor nephrectomy. The reported incidence of postoperative chylous ascites was 0.013% (n = 12). Six centers reported 10 cases of chylous ascites following laparoscopic donor nephrectomy and 2 cases after open donor nephrectomy. Among the eight patients who developed chylous ascites following laparoscopic donor nephrectomy, presentation was typically 2 weeks after the date of initial surgery. Conservative therapy was successful in 50% of cases. Refractory ascites managed secondarily with surgical intervention had a success rate of 100%.

CONCLUSION: Chylous ascites is a rare complication following laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. Initial treatment should be conservative, with surgical therapy reserved for refractory cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)34-39
Number of pages6
JournalAsian journal of endoscopic surgery
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Chylous Ascites
Nephrectomy
Tissue Donors
Transplants
Living Donors
Incidence
Ascites
Internet
Transplantation
Therapeutics

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Chylous ascites after laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. / Tiong, Ho Y.ee; Goel, Raj K.; White, Wesley; Goldfarb, David A.; Kaouk, Jihad H.

In: Asian journal of endoscopic surgery, Vol. 8, No. 1, 01.02.2015, p. 34-39.

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Tiong, Ho Y.ee ; Goel, Raj K. ; White, Wesley ; Goldfarb, David A. ; Kaouk, Jihad H. / Chylous ascites after laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. In: Asian journal of endoscopic surgery. 2015 ; Vol. 8, No. 1. pp. 34-39.
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