Cihan Karataş, Başak Akyollu, Emre Arpalı, Berna Yelken, Aydın Türkmen, Burak Koçak

Organ Transplantation Center, Koç University Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey


Renal transplantation could be a challenging operation in patients with haemorrhagic diathesis, with predictable difficulties or even with unpredictable hurdles. Bernard Soulier Syndrome (BSS) is one of the ethiologies of the thrombocytopenia and it is a rare hereditary disease associated with defects of the platelet glycoprotein complex glycoprotein Ib/V/IX and characterized by large platelets, thrombocytopenia, and severe bleeding symptoms. Here, we present a challenging renal transplantation in BSS.

Keywords: Bernard Soulier syndrome, kidney transplantation, thrombocytopenia

Cite this article as: Karataş C, Akyollu B, Arpalı E, Yelken B, Türkmen A, Koçak B. Experience of kidney transplantation to a patient with Bernard Soulier syndrome: A case report. Turk J Surg 2023; 39 (1): 86-88.


Peer Review

Externally peer-reviewed.

Author Contributions

Concept - A.T., B.K.; Design - B.Y.; Supervision - A.T., B.K.; Materials - C.K., B.A., E.A.; Data Collection and/or Processing - C.K., B.A., E.A.; Analysis and/or Interpretation - E.A.; Literature Search - B.A.; Writing Manuscript - C.K.; Critical Reviews - A.T., B.K.

Conflict of Interest

The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.

Financial Disclosure

The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.