Early aggressive management for the prevention of renal allograft loss and patient mortality following major urologic complications

W. C. Waltzer, Z. Frischer, M. Shabtai, S. Jao, F. T. Rapaport

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Abstract

In 219 renal allograft transplants performed at the University Hospital, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 24 urological complications were encountered (10.8%). There were 12 episodes of ureteral obstruction and 8 of ureteral fistulas with extravasation. Four patients had bladder fistulas. In all patients, early surgical corrective procedures were employed. No graft or patient losses occurred as a result of these complications or of their treatment (0% mortality; 0% graft loss). Based on this as well as others' experience (1-24), it appears that early aggressive diagnosis and surgical treatment, combined with urological expertise, are a central requirement for the avoidance of graft loss or mortality following urological complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)318-322
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Transplantation
Volume6
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Aggressive management
  • Renal allograft
  • Urologic complications

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