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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 206-208

Feasibility of renal transplantation after unroofing of a large renal cyst in an expanded criteria donor

1 Bladder Health and Reconstructive Urology Institute, Miramar, Fl, USA
2 Department of Urology, University of Miami, Fl, USA
3 Department of Transplant Surgery, University of Miami, Fl, USA

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DOI: 10.4103/0974-7796.115755

PMID: 24049388

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We present a case in which a deceased donor kidney with a large simple cyst was successfully unroofed and transplanted to a 61-year-old male. The donor was a 62-year-old male with a history of hypertension for 2 years; cerebral vascular accident was the cause of death. A large 8-cm cyst distorting the renal hilum was identified upon the procurement of the deceased donor kidney. Prior to transplantation, the large cyst was unroofed from the allograft; the frozen section confirmed a benign cyst and the transplant was performed. Postoperatively, the serum creatinine level was 1.4 mg/ml at 22-month follow-up and the patient was normotensive. Deceased donor kidneys with giant cysts distorting the renal hilum can be effectively transplanted.

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