Kidney Transplantation With and Without Native Nephrectomy for Polycystic Kidney Disease: Results of the National Inpatient Sample and the Rationale for a 2-Staged Procedure.

@article{Jean2018KidneyTW,
  title={Kidney Transplantation With and Without Native Nephrectomy for Polycystic Kidney Disease: Results of the National Inpatient Sample and the Rationale for a 2-Staged Procedure.},
  author={Raymond A. Jean and Mehida Alexandre and Peter S. Yoo},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2018},
  volume={226 6},
  pages={1079-1084}
}
BACKGROUND Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is one of the most common causes of end-stage renal disease requiring hemodialysis or transplantation. In patients requiring transplantation, there are several indications for native nephrectomy, including recurrent cyst infection, bleeding, or to provide room for the graft. There is disagreement about whether it is advisable to perform kidney transplantation alone (KT), or to perform KT with simultaneous native nephrectomy (KTN). We compared… CONTINUE READING
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