Acute kidney transplant failure following transurethral bladder polyp fulguration.
Journal Article (Journal Article)
Ureteral obstruction and anastomotic leak represent the most common urologic complications of kidney transplantation. Delay in diagnosis or treatment can lead to allograft loss. Obstruction of the ureter occurs in 2% of kidney transplant recipients. Although the majority of cases are immediate technical complications of the operation, subsequent manipulation of the genitourinary system can result in iatrogenic ureteral injury. We report the case of a long-term kidney transplant recipient who developed obstructive uropathy and acute renal failure requiring dialysis after undergoing cystoscopy and bladder polyp fulguration. The etiology was inadvertent thermal injury of the ureteroneocystostomy incurred during the procedure. After attempted percutaneous management, definitive open repair resulted in a return of allograft function to baseline.
- Collins, BH; Marroquin, CE; Tuttle-Newhall, JE; Kuo, PC; Preminger, GM; Butterly, DW
- March 2005
Volume / Issue
- 97 / 3
Start / End Page
- 414 - 416
Pubmed Central ID
International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)
- United States