Renal transplant related complications

Last revised by Fabio Macori on 22 Aug 2023

The recipients of renal transplants are susceptible to a number of complications. The incidence of each is variable and partially subject to specific surgical transplantation techniques and management patterns. 


Renal transplant complications

These can be broadly categorized as perirenal, renal parenchymal, renal collecting system, and/or renal vascular complications 1,2:

Extra-renal transplant complications

Treatment and prognosis

The 1-year survival rate of deceased renal allografts were over 93% in 2014 5.

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: post transplant AVN
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  • Case 2: lymphocoele
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  • Case 3: AVF
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  • Case 4: hematoma
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  • Case 5: transplant renal artery stenosis
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  • Case 6: osteonecrosis
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