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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Urology|
|Publication status||Published - 1988|