Colonic perforations after renal transplantation.

  title={Colonic perforations after renal transplantation.},
  author={Matthias Stelzner and Demetrios Vlahakos and Edgar L. Milford and Nicholas L. Tilney},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  volume={184 1},
BACKGROUND Perforation of the colon is a rare but serious complication in renal transplantation; allograft recipients constitute a patient population uniquely at risk with end-stage renal failure, maintenance therapy with dialysis before transplantation, and then chronic immunosuppression thereafter. STUDY DESIGN In 1,401 consecutive transplants performed between 1951 and 1995 at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, 30 recipients (2.1 percent) experienced 34 episodes of colonic perforations, 13… CONTINUE READING


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