Therapy of Lymphocele Following Kidney Transplantation

Authors: J. Pacovsky ;  M. Broďák ;  P. Navrátil
Authors‘ workplace: Urologická klinika FN a LF UK v Hradci Králové, doc. MUDr. Richard Fiala, CSc., FEBU
Published in: Rozhl. Chir., 2008, roč. 87, č. 11, s. 596-600.
Category: Monothematic special - Original


About 20% of post-transplant lymphoceles are symptomatic and require treatment. Correct treatment indication and accurate treatment approach could ensure the transplanted kidney from lymphocele complications. There is wide scale of treatment modalities from noninvasive to surgical procedures. The most frequently used miniinvasive procedure is sclerotisation. The first choice surgical method is a laparoscopic drainage of the lymphocele into the peritoneal cavity. Correctly treated lymphocele does not impair graft function even in long-term follow-up.

Key words:
complication – kidney transplantation – lymphocele – treatment


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