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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Collins, BH; Marroquin, CE; Tuttle-Newhall, JE; Kuo, PC; Preminger, GM; Butterly, DW

Published Date

  • March 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 97 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 414 - 416

PubMed ID

  • 15779509

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC2568627

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0027-9684


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States