Renal transplantation in children

Bernardo A. Vidne*, Stephen B. Leapman, Khalid Butt, Bernard Gauthier, Samuel L. Kountz

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23 children aged 1-16 years of age have received renal transplantation during the years 1972-1975 at the Downstate Medical Center. Of 9 children transplanted from related donors, 1 died and 3 lost their kidney-2 were retransplanted; 1 lost the second graft. Of 14 children transplanted from cadaver donors, 2 died, and 3 lost their kidney. 3 were retransplanted; 2 of them lost the second and 1 the third kidney as well. Hypertension is the most frequent early and late posttransplant complication. 65% of the original 25 patients now have functioning grafts and they are rehabilitated. The success of renal trans-plantation in children is similar to that in adults.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-283
Number of pages7
JournalUrologia Internationalis
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1977
Externally publishedYes


  • Children
  • Kidney
  • Renal
  • Transplantation


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