Cadaveric renal transplantation: Surgical results and expectations in the cyclosporine era

M. A. Koyle, H. J. Ward, S. R. Klein, R. A. Williams, G. H. White, J. A. Butler, M. B. Sender, J. Rajfer

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    Abstract

    During a 36-month period 100 patients received 104 cadaveric renal transplants with cyclosporine-based immunosuppression. Of the patients 26 required 31 additional operations. Of the 19 secondary operations performed 1 month after transplantation 18 were emergency in nature, whereas beyond this period the majority of the procedures were elective. Both deaths in this series were related to the operation. Only 1 graft loss was directly attributed to a secondary operation. The patient undergoing cadaveric renal transplantation is at significant risk (25 per cent) of requiring at least 1 additional operation. However, despite this high probability of reoperation, graft loss and patient death after such procedures should be rare.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)493-496
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of Urology
    Volume139
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 1988

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