Minimal-invasive management of urological complications after kidney transplantation.

Kidney transplantation represents the gold standard treatment option for patients with end-stage renal disease. Improvements in surgical technique and pharmacologic treatment have continuously prolonged allograft survival in recent years. However, urological complications are frequently observed, leading to both postoperative morbidity and putative deterioration of allograft function. While open redo surgery in these patients is often accompanied by elevated surgical risk, endoscopic management of urological complications is an alternative, minimal-invasive option. In the present article, we reviewed the literature on relevant urological postoperative complications after kidney transplantation and describe preventive approaches during the pre-transplantation assessment and their management using minimal-invasive approaches.

International urology and nephrology. 2021 Mar 02 [Epub ahead of print]

Susanne Deininger, Silvio Nadalin, Bastian Amend, Martina Guthoff, Nils Heyne, Alfred Königsrainer, Jens Strohäker, Arnulf Stenzl, Steffen Rausch

Department of Urology, University Hospital Tübingen, Eberhard Karls University, Hoppe-Seyler-Str. 3, 72076, Tübingen, Germany., Department of General and Transplant Surgery, University Hospital Tübingen, Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen, Germany., Department of Internal Medicine IV, Section of Nephrology and Hypertension, University Hospital Tübingen, Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen, Germany., Department of Urology, University Hospital Tübingen, Eberhard Karls University, Hoppe-Seyler-Str. 3, 72076, Tübingen, Germany. .

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