Post renal transplant fluid collections (mnemonic)

Last revised by Andrew Murphy on 27 Jul 2020

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)

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