[Urological complications following kidney transplantation using Lich-Gregoir technique: A 4-year experience in Mexico].

Abstract

OBJECTIVE We present a retrospective review of urological complications following kidney transplantation in two medical centers in the Mexican state of Veracruz using Lich-Gregoir extravesical ureteroneocystostomy during a 4-year period. METHODS Records from 242 patients from January 2003 to November 2007 were reviewed. Standard technique for organ procurement, open nephrectomy and kidney transplant was performed. EVU was used in all patients. Urological complications and management are reported. RESULTS There were 19 complications recorded in 18 patients (7.8%). Sixteen kidneys were obtained from living donors. Urinary leak was the most common complication (4.5%) followed by ureteral stenosis (1.6%), vesicoureteral reflux (1.2%) and ureteral necrosis (0.4%) Most patients were treated with Foley catheter (42%), Boary flap (26%) and nephrostomy (15%); 1.23% grafts were lost associated with urological complications. CONCLUSIONS Renal transplantation should incur few urological complications. Attention to technical details should be paid to avoid major complications. Early evaluation to correct complications reduces sepsis, morbidity and the risk of losing graft function.

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@article{MartnezMier2009UrologicalCF, title={[Urological complications following kidney transplantation using Lich-Gregoir technique: A 4-year experience in Mexico].}, author={Gustavo Mart{\'i}nez-Mier and Luis Alfredo Jim{\'e}nez-L{\'o}pez and Daniel Valencia-Mercado and Esteban George-Micelli and Fernando Abel Salas-D{\'i}az and Mar{\'i}a Fernanda Gonz{\'a}lez-Medina}, journal={Cirugía y cirujanos}, year={2009}, volume={77 2}, pages={111-4} }