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The fate of failed renal homografts retained after retransplantation

Gustafsson, A and Groth, CG and Halgrimson, CG and Penn, I and Starzl, TE (1973) The fate of failed renal homografts retained after retransplantation. Surgery Gynecology and Obstetrics, 137 (1). 40 - 42. ISSN 0039-6087

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The fate of nonfunctioning or poorly functioning renal homografts which were left in situ at retransplantation was studied in 28 patients. In one recipient, lethal septicemia developed secondary to necrosis as well as infection of a retained intraabdominal graft. In three other patients, subsequent symptoms developed from retained extraperitoneal pelvic grafts, and these kidneys were removed without complication. It is suggested that grafts placed extraperitoneally can be left in place if retransplantation becomes necessary, provided that there is careful follow up study for signs of necrosis or infection. Removal of the kidney graft then may be performed electively at a later time, or this may never become necessary in a significant number of patients.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Gustafsson, A
Groth, CG
Halgrimson, CG
Penn, I
Starzl, TEtes11@pitt.eduTES11
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Date: 1 December 1973
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Surgery Gynecology and Obstetrics
Volume: 137
Number: 1
Page Range: 40 - 42
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0039-6087
Other ID: uls-drl:31735062109016, Starzl CV No. 296
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2010 17:05
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 13:56


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