Imaging non-vascular complications of renal transplantation

  title={Imaging non-vascular complications of renal transplantation},
  author={Nancy Kim and Roxanna D. Juarez and Angela D Levy},
  journal={Abdominal Radiology},
In patients with end-stage renal disease, the treatment of choice for most patients is renal transplantation. Complications that occur after kidney transplant can be broadly divided into vascular and non-vascular categories. Non-vascular complications can further be divided into surgical and medical categories. When evaluating renal transplant imaging, it is helpful to consider the occurrence of complications in a timeline from time of surgery. Ultrasound is often the first modality used for… 
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  • Medicine
    Experimental and clinical transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation
  • 2018
Urologic complications occur in a significant proportion of renal transplants and further study is needed to identify risk factors for complications after renal transplantation to decrease morbidity in this vulnerable population.