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Should the Ruptured Renal Allograft Be Removed?

Dryburgh, P and Porter, KA and Krom, RAF and Uchida, K and West, JC and Weil, R and Starzl, TE (1979) Should the Ruptured Renal Allograft Be Removed? Archives of Surgery, 114 (7). 850 - 852. ISSN 0004-0010

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During a 16-month period when 93 renal transplants were performed, eight kidney graft ruptures were detected within 18 days of transplantation, without evidence of venous obstruction. Six grafts were removed at the time of an exploratory operation for rupture and only one showed signs of probable irreversible rejection when examined by microscopy. Two graft ruptures were repaired and one of these grafts has had good long-term function 22 months later. These observations suggest that if bleeding at the site of graft rupture can be securely controlled and if the conditions of the patient and of the graft are favorable except for the rupture, it may be possible to save more than one of eight grafts. © 1979, American Medical Association. All rights reserved.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Dryburgh, P
Porter, KA
Krom, RAF
Uchida, K
West, JC
Weil, R
Starzl, TEtes11@pitt.eduTES11
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Date: 1 January 1979
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Archives of Surgery
Volume: 114
Number: 7
Page Range: 850 - 852
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1001/archsurg.1979.01370310092017
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0004-0010
Other ID: uls-drl:31735062110121, Starzl CV No. 413
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2010 17:07
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 13:55


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