Graft Kidney Torsion After Simultaneous Kidney-Pancreas Transplant: Report of 2 Cases and Literature Review.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Torsion of an allograft kidney is an extremely rare and potentially reversible complication. Imaging diagnosis plays a crucial role because of the absence of specific clinical features. We report 2 cases in which kidney torsion after simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplant was diagnosed by ferumoxytol-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging/angiography and present a review of the relevant literature. Radiologists and clinicians should be aware of this entity because graft salvage depends on rapid diagnosis and surgical detorsion.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sofue, K; Vikraman, DS; Jaffe, TA; Chaubal, GN; Bashir, MR

Published Date

  • 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 39 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 506 - 509

PubMed ID

  • 25853775

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-3145

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/RCT.0000000000000250


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States