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J Urol. 1988 Mar;139(3):493-6.

Cadaveric renal transplantation: surgical results and expectations in the cyclosporine era.

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Department of Surgery, Harbor/UCLA Medical Center, Torrance.


During a 36-month period 100 patients received 104 cadaveric renal transplants with cyclosporine-based immunosuppression. Of the patients 26 required 31 additional operations. Of the 19 secondary operations performed 1 month after transplantation 18 were emergency in nature, whereas beyond this period the majority of the procedures were elective. Both deaths in this series were related to the operation. Only 1 graft loss was directly attributed to a secondary operation. The patient undergoing cadaveric renal transplantation is at significant risk (25 per cent) of requiring at least 1 additional operation. However, despite this high probability of reoperation, graft loss and patient death after such procedures should be rare.

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