Renal retransplantation. The Johannesburg Hospital experience.


Between 1968 and 1985 108 renal retransplants were performed at Johannesburg Hospital; 102 patients received a second, 5 patients a third, and 1 patient a fourth kidney. The actuarial graft survival at 1 and 5 years is 52.8% and 40.5%. All retransplanted kidneys were obtained from cadaver donors. Factors that influence second graft survival are the period… (More)