Explain the protocol to make a correct radiological study of the living donor and recipient. Establish which anatomical structures should be studied and its main anatomical variants of interest considering its clinical and therapeutic implications. Suggest a structured report template for such studies.
The living donor kidney transplantation is the treatment of choice for chronic renal failure because it improves the quality of life and survival with regard to dialysis and has a better survival rate than the deceased donors grafts.
Findings and procedure details
INTRODUCTION Living donor kidney graft is the treatment of choice for chronic renal failure,
because it improves the quality of life and survival in comparison with dialysis and presents a better survival rate than the corpse donor graft. It is necessary to carry out an exhaustive radiological study to establish the quality of the graft,
avoid future problems in the donor and ensure a good functioning of the recipient. Therefore,
it is necessary to pay attention to the morphological state of...
The knowledge of the radiological findings that must be included in the study of the donor and renal transplant recipient makes the role of the radiologist increasingly determinant in the global assessment of living donor kidney transplantation,
helping the success of the surgical process.
Multidetector CT Angiography for Preoperative Evaluation of Living Laparoscopic Kidney Donors.
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Evaluation of Prospective Living Renal Donors for Laparoscopic Nephrectomy with Multisection CT:...