Use of stenting in living donor kidney transplantation: does it reduce vesicoureteral complications?

@article{Dols2011UseOS,
  title={Use of stenting in living donor kidney transplantation: does it reduce vesicoureteral complications?},
  author={Leonienke F. C. Dols and T{\"u}rkan Terkivatan and Niels F. M. Kok and T. C. Khe Tran and Willem W Weimar and Jan Nicolaas Maria Ijzermans and Joke I. Roodnat},
  journal={Transplantation proceedings},
  year={2011},
  volume={43 5},
  pages={1623-6}
}
The risk of urologic complications after kidney transplantation is 0% to 30%. We studied the impact of prophylactic stent placement during transplantation by assessing the necessity for a percutaneous nephrostomy (PCN) after living kidney transplantation. From January 2003 to December 2007, 342 living donor kidney transplantations were performed. Intra- and postoperative data were collected retrospectively from 285 patients with stent and 57 without. Baseline characteristics were not… CONTINUE READING