Long term follow up of kidney donors with asymptomatic renal stones

Nephrology (Carlton). 2017 Aug;22(8):649-651. doi: 10.1111/nep.13036.


Patients with asymptomatic kidney stones have a high rate of progression to becoming symptomatic kidney stones when followed for several years. Small kidney stones are often found incidentally on imaging when evaluating patients for kidney donation, and there is a concern that after nephrectomy, the donor may become symptomatic and incur damage to the remaining kidney. We reviewed kidney donors at our institution with asymptomatic stones and surveyed them several years after donation to see if the stones became clinically active.

Keywords: Kidney Donor; Kidney Stone; Transplantation.

MeSH terms

  • Asymptomatic Diseases
  • Disease Progression
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Incidental Findings*
  • Kidney Calculi / complications
  • Kidney Calculi / diagnosis*
  • Kidney Transplantation / adverse effects
  • Kidney Transplantation / methods*
  • Living Donors*
  • Male
  • Nephrectomy* / adverse effects
  • Risk Factors
  • Time Factors
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Treatment Outcome