Dual Kidney Transplantation: A Review of Past and Prospect for Future

Abstract

Kidney transplantation (KT) is one of the treatment options for patients with chronic kidney disease. The number of patients waiting for kidney transplantation is growing day by day. Various strategies have been put in place to expand the donor pool. Extended criteria donors are now accepted more frequently. Increasing number of elderly donors with age > 60 years, history of diabetes or hypertension, and clinical proteinuria are accepted as donor. Dual kidney transplantation (DKT) is also more frequently done and experience with this technique is slowly building up. DKT not only helps to reduce the number of patients on waiting list but also limits unnecessary discard of viable organs. Surgical complications of DKT are comparable to single kidney transplantation (SKT). Patient and graft survivals are also promising. This review article provides a summary of evidence available in the literature.

DOI: 10.1155/2017/2693681

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@inproceedings{Khalil2017DualKT, title={Dual Kidney Transplantation: A Review of Past and Prospect for Future}, author={Muhammad Abdul Mabood Khalil and Jackson Tan and Taqi F Toufeeq Khan and Muhammad Khalil and R. Gall Azmat}, booktitle={International scholarly research notices}, year={2017} }