Uncommon Complications of Renal Transplantation


As a result of advances in surgical technique and immunosuppressive therapy, the incidence and the consequences of post-transplant surgical complications has decreased. However, surgical complications still cause considerable morbidity and test the skills of the surgical team. Several reviews have been published analyzing the incidence of these complications and the management strategies employed to correct them. We report some uncommon or rare complications encountered in our unit after the introduction of low-dose steroids or steroid-free immunosuppressive protocols.


Christine H. Russell, B.M.M.B.Ch., F.R.C.S. (Ed), F.R.A.C.S., Gnanaraj Lionel, M.S., M.Ch., M. Mohan Rao, B.Sc., M.S., M.Ch., F.R.A.C.S., F.A.C.S.

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