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Transplant Proc. 2008 Sep;40(7):2435-6. doi: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2008.07.051.

Grossly delayed graft function in a living related kidney transplant recipient: a case report.

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Renal Unit, Department of Medicine, University Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


Delayed graft function is a potentially challenging problem especially in cadaveric kidney transplant recipients. It adversely impacts long-term graft survival. It is rarely seen in living kidney transplants. Recovery of graft function usually occurs within a month. The chances of recovery of graft function diminish with further prolongation of delayed function. In fact, recovery of graft function after 3 months has rarely been described, we report herein recovery of graft function after 132 days of nonfunction in a living related kidney transplant.

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