Pig model in experimental renal transplant surgery

J. E. Bestard Vallejo, C. X. Raventós Busquets, A. Celma Doménech, M. Rosal Fontana, M. Esteve, J. Morote Robles

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Introduction and objectives. Living donor laparoscopic renal procurement is becoming a first-line technique unless a show-learning curve. January 2006 we implement an experimental pig-kidney transplant model with the objective of evaluating differences between open and laparosopic surgical techniques as well as giving a training-oportunity to the Residents in these alternatives. Material and methods. We have completed 25 experiments 7 out of which were performed laparoscopically (28%), 18 with conventional surgery (72%). Only 44% of the animals have survived until the end of the process. Results: This work evaluates different aspects on the implementation of this activity. Complications of the prothocol are analyzed. We review the literature on this topic. Conclusions: Experimental Surgery in a porcine model has become in our Hospital a key-issue for Residents Training Program, and easily could be adapted to other Centers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-101
JournalActas Urologicas Espanolas
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008


  • Experimental models
  • Renal transplantation


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