Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band in an obese unrelated living donor prior to kidney transplantation: A case report

Koshy, Anoop N., Wilkinson, Stephen, Coombes, Jeff S. and Fassett, Robert G. (2010) Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band in an obese unrelated living donor prior to kidney transplantation: A case report. Journal of Medical Case Reports, 4 107-1-107-3. doi:10.1186/1752-1947-4-107


Author Koshy, Anoop N.
Wilkinson, Stephen
Coombes, Jeff S.
Fassett, Robert G.
Title Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band in an obese unrelated living donor prior to kidney transplantation: A case report
Journal name Journal of Medical Case Reports   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1752-1947
Publication date 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1186/1752-1947-4-107
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 4
Start page 107-1
End page 107-3
Total pages 3
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher BioMed Central
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
INTRODUCTION: Obese living donors who undergo donor nephrectomy have higher rates of intra-operative and post-operative complications. Many centres exclude obese donors from living donor transplant programs. Diet, exercise and medication are often ineffective weight loss interventions for donors, hence bariatric surgery should be considered.

CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 53-year-old Caucasian woman who underwent laparoscopically adjustable gastric banding. The procedure enabled her to lose sufficient weight to gain eligibility for kidney donation. After losing weight, she had an uncomplicated laparoscopic donor nephrectomy surgery, and the recipient underwent successful kidney transplantation.

CONCLUSION: Laparoscopically adjustable gastric banding should be considered for obese potential living kidney donors whenever transplantation units restrict access to donor nephrectomy based on the increased surgical risk for donors.
© 2010 Koshy et al.

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Keyword Gastric banding
Human
Kidney transplantation
Living donor
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Article # 107. Published under Case Reports.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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