Intravenous digital substraction angiography versus conventional angiography for evaluating living renal donors

Özyavuz R.

Marmara Medical Journal, vol.3, no.4, pp.183-184, 1990 (ESCI)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1990
  • Journal Name: Marmara Medical Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, EMBASE, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.183-184
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No


The angiograms of 40 nephrectomised donors operated at the Department of Urology. Hacettepe University Hospital, were evaluated retrospectively.

It was found that in 84 % of donors who underwent intravenous digital subtraction angiography (IV-DSA) and in 76 % of patients who underwent conventional aortography and selective renal angiography (CA) the estimations for renal arterial anatomy preoperative - ly were correct. The accuracy of the two techniques for predicting the renal arterial status did not differ statistically. It was concluded that as IV-DSA is a non- invasive method, it should be the procedure of choice for evaluating living renal donors.