Are There Still Surgical Limits to Kidney Transplantation?

Arnaud Doerfler
2015 Urology & Nephrology Open Access Journal  
Even if surgical complications are higher than in general population, overall survival in obese kidney recipients is better than in obese dialyzed patients with a body mass index up to 35 [2] . Moreover, third and fourth KT is becoming commonplace [3] . Surgical techniques are various in the literature. Some authors use a trans-peritoneal midline incision others use a retroperitoneal heterotopic approach. The overall surgical complications rate is about 25% without graft loss reported. Now we
more » ... reported. Now we have come to fifth KT in patients whose life expectancy lengthens and in whom the progress of immunosuppression allows re-transplantation [4] .
doi:10.15406/unoaj.2015.02.00024 fatcat:s4nwntgp3rg63ihugozsxxkidu