Allograft nephrectomy--a 16-year experience

Br J Urol. 1989 Aug;64(2):122-4. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-410x.1989.tb05969.x.


A review has been made of the indications, technical problems, complications and results of 31 allograft nephrectomies in 29 patients; 12 patients died between 15 days and 1 month after graft nephrectomy, which was undertaken within 6 months of transplantation. Gross local and general complications occurred in 7 patients who survived graft nephrectomy. The procedure is recommended when graft failure occurs within 6 months of transplantation provided it is associated with systemic signs of severe rejection or sepsis, or if it occurs in cases where continuation of immunosuppressants is life-threatening.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Female
  • Graft Rejection
  • Graft Survival
  • Humans
  • Kidney Transplantation*
  • Male
  • Nephrectomy*
  • Postoperative Complications / etiology*
  • Postoperative Complications / mortality
  • Time Factors
  • Transplantation, Homologous