Pediatric en bloc kidney transplantation to adult recipients: A case report
İbrahim Aliosmanoğlu1, Mesut Gül1, Murat Kapan1, Musluh Hakseven1, Çiğdem Aliosmanoğlu2, Fırat Tekeş1
1Dicle Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Genel Cerrahi Anabilim Dalı, Diyarbakır, Türkiye
2Dicle Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Çocuk Sağlığı ve Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, Diyarbakır, Türkiye
Kidney transplant is one of the most important treatment options in terminal phase kidney failure. The increase of patient waiting lists has pushed transplant centers towards using marginal donors. Although en bloc kidney transplant has been applied since 1970, technical complications, graft thrombosis and the worry of hyperfiltration damage has kept it limited in our country. Our aim in this study is to keep the en bloc kidney transplant on the agenda, which is done rarely from a child donor to an adult receiver.
Keywords: Kidney transplantation, en bloc renal transplantation, adult recipients