Embolization of Postbiopsy and Postnephrostomy Complications in Transplanted Kidney: A Case Report


Mavili E. , DÖNMEZ H. , DURSUN I. , POYRAZOGLU H. G. , SİPAHİOĞLU M. H. , ÖZCAN N.

TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, cilt.40, ss.3767-3769, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

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Complications such as arteriovenous, arteriocalyceal fistula, pseudoaneurysm, or perinephric hematoma occur in allografted and native kidneys after interventional procedures. When these complications are not detected and treated immediately, they might be associated with a poor allograft prognosis. Reoperation may produce parenchymal injuries, therefore, endovascular embolization may be a preferred treatment modality. Herein we report an arteriocalyceal fistula and an arteriovenous fistula in a transplant kidney that were detected after biopsy and nephrostomy, respectively, they were treated with endovascular coil embolization. Percutaneous treatment is a safe and effective method for arteriocalyceal fistula and arteriovenous fistula following interventional procedures in renal allografts.