Early allograft calcifications after kidney transplantation

Urology. 2012 Mar;79(3):e44. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2011.10.049. Epub 2011 Dec 19.


Early allograft calcifications after kidney transplantation (KT) have already been reported, but the clinical implications of this finding are not clear thus far. Patient-related factors such as age, gender, underlying renal disease, and dialytic modality, seem to be irrelevant. It has been postulated that factors promoting the development of metastatic calcifications, including elevated calcium phosphate product and severe secondary hyperparathyroidism, could play a causal role. Here we report a case of a KT patient who developed early kidney calcifications which were associated with severe allograft dysfunction.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Calcinosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Calcinosis / etiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hyperparathyroidism / complications
  • Kidney / pathology*
  • Kidney Papillary Necrosis / etiology*
  • Kidney Transplantation / adverse effects*
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Complications / pathology
  • Primary Graft Dysfunction / etiology
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Transplantation, Homologous