Living-related renal transplantation in a patient with nail-patella syndrome

Nephron. 1988;50(2):164-6. doi: 10.1159/000185147.


Living-related renal transplantation was performed successfully in a patient with nail-patella syndrome. Graft biopsy 18 months post-transplantation showed normal glomerular basement membrane by electron microscopy. Dystrophic nails of both index fingers had also regrown, suggesting the donor kidney might replenish deficient factors.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / etiology
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / surgery*
  • Kidney Transplantation*
  • Male
  • Nail-Patella Syndrome / complications*
  • Transplantation, Homologous