The Supracostal Approach for Live-Donor Nephrectomy

John Barry, Clarence V. Hodges

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The supracostal, extrapleural approach for live-donor nephrectomy provides excellent exposure of the renal vessels and the upper pole of the kidney without traction on the renal pedicle or the inconvenience of rib resection and incorporates the rib cage in its sound closure. We recommend this approach to other kidney transplant teams.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)448-451
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1974


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  • Surgery

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