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C-0522 - Emergency call after renal trasplantation: don’t press the panic button
C. OTERINO SERRANO, S. Moron Hodge, S. Afonso Ramos, S. de Águeda Martín, M. Álvarez Maestro, C. Martin Hervas; Madrid/ES
Type: Educational Exhibit
Area of Interests: Kidney, Abdomen
Imaging Techniques: CT, Ultrasound, Ultrasound-Colour Doppler
Procedures: Complications, Diagnostic procedure
Special Focus: Transplantation

Learning objectives:
1. To go over normal findings after recent transplantation. 2. To review early complications classification and frequency. 3. To illustrate their radiologic features with US and CT correlation.
Background:
As the world population ages and end-stage renal disease raises the amount of patients treated by renal replacement therapies continues increasing. Radiologist must be familiarized with this practice. IMAGING TECHNIQUES Most popular imaging techniques are ultrasounds (US) and helical computed tomo[...]
Findings and procedure details:
NORMAL FINDINGS AT US AND CT AFTER RENAL TRASPLANTATION Ultrasound (Image 1) A complete US evaluation should include B-mode, Doppler-color and Doppler-spectral imagines: Renal parenchyma: normal transplanted kidney demonstrates no differences in comparison with a normal native kidney. Length: Var[...]
Conclusion:
Kidney postransplantation complications are common. Imaging techniques are essential for their adequate management. Radiologists need to be acquainted with the normal and pathologic findings that can be found in this scenario.
Personal information:
References:
Rodgers, S. K. et all. (2014). Ultrasonographic evaluation of the renal transplant. Radiologic Clinics of North America, 52(6), 1307–1324. Irshad, A. et all., (2008). A Review of Sonographic Evaluation of Renal Transplant Complications. Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology, 37(2), 67–79. Rajiah[...]

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