Renal biopsy in Fabry's disease eight years after successful renal transplantation

Clin Nephrol. 1987 Apr;27(4):206-11.


Late graft histology after renal transplantation for Fabry's disease has only once been previously reported. Clinical data and kidney biopsy findings in a case of Fabry's disease before and eight years after successful kidney transplantation are presented. The graft maintains normal function. Graft histology in light microscopy showed no abnormalities reminiscent of the diseased native kidney. Electron microscopy revealed occasional small myelin figures which were present only in the vascular endothelium. Their significance and a review of conflicting reports and opinions from the literature are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Fabry Disease / pathology
  • Fabry Disease / surgery*
  • Graft Survival
  • Humans
  • Kidney / pathology
  • Kidney / ultrastructure
  • Kidney Diseases / pathology
  • Kidney Diseases / surgery*
  • Kidney Transplantation*
  • Male
  • Microscopy, Electron
  • Time Factors