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Renal Transplantation

Two types of donors:
Living donors
Cadaveric donors

The transplanted kidney will be placed in the illiac fossa.

– is usually a treatment for end stage renal disease.
– the donors maybe living or a cadaver.
– It is important for the tissue type to be matched
– position of the kidney: Anterioir Illiac Fossa
– the posibility of organ rejection can occur:

  • Types of  Rejection
    Hyperacute
    Acute
    Chronic

Acute Rejection
– Usually less than 1 yr, after transplant.
– increased blood urea levels
– weight gain, edema
– increased blood pressure

Chronic rejection
– usually more that 1 year
– hypertension
– protienuria

 

Major Complications:

  1. Rejection (Signs of Rejection include: Malaise, Fever, Anemia & Graft Tenderness.
  2. Infection
  3. Hypertension

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