Scintigraphic detection of the loss of one kidney following en bloc transplantation of paired pediatric kidneys

J. M. Rosen, Richard J. Knight, H. R. Schanzer, L. Burrows

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Abstract

Vascular occlusion of one of the transplanted kidneys represents a potential complication following en bloc transplantation of two pediatric kidneys into adults. Serial renal scans with Tc-99m DTPA, performed on a 26- year-old woman who underwent en bloc transplantation, revealed good perfusion and function of both kidneys in the early postoperative period but acute loss of perfusion and function in one kidney on the ninth postoperative day. Surgical exploration and open biopsy excluded rejection and twisting of the vascular pedicle as possible causes for the acute loss of perfusion and function in this kidney.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-235
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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