Post renal transplant fluid collections (mnemonic)

Following renal transplant, different perinephric fluid collections tend to present at different times in the postoperative period. These can be remembered in order using the mnemonic:

  • HEAL
  • H: hematoma (immediate)
  • E: encapsulated urine collections/urinomas (1-2 weeks)
  • A: abscess (3-4 weeks)
  • L: lymphocele (2months)

Article information

rID: 80533
System: Urogenital
Section: Mnemonics
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:

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