Send to

Choose Destination
Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. 2016 Mar-Apr;54(2):142-5.

[Lymphocele surgical treatment in pediatric kidney transplantation].

[Article in Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

Author information

Servicio de Trasplantes, Hospital de Pediatría, Centro Médico Nacional Siglo XXI, Instituto Mexicano Seguro Social, Ciudad de México, México.


in English, Spanish


In a retrospective study, we evaluated; frequency, clinical presentation and treatment of lymphocele in pediatric patients with kidney transplant.


Between January 2004 and January 2009, we had 242 kidney transplantations, 197 from living donors and 45 from cadaveric donors. The technique was the usual, and the implants of the ureteres were by the technique Ricard modified. The treatment of lymphocele was by percutaneous punction and laparoscopic intraperitoneal drainage.


We diagnosed lymphocele in seven patients (2.9 % with an IC95 %: 0.6- 5.2 %) one female and six males. All patients went trough percutaneous drainage. Six patients presented lymphocele recurrence at 48 to 72 hours after the drainage. Surgical laparoscopic intraperitoneal drainage was performed with success.


Our frequency of lymphocele is the same reported in other studies (6-18 %). The treatment by laparoscopic intraperitoneal window seems to be the most appropriate in pediatric patients.


Kidney transplantation; Laparoscopy; Lymphocele; Pediatrics; Peritoneal diseases

[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Loading ...
Support Center