Maggio Giugno 2016

Surgical overview on kidney and pancreas transplantation

Abstract

The main purpose of this paper, written by a group of Italian expert transplant surgeons, is to provide clinical support and to help through the decision-making process over pre-transplant surgical procedures in potential kidney recipients, as well as selection of pancreas transplant candidates and perioperative management of kidney recipient. Current topics such as different approaches in minimally invasive donor nephrectomy, methods of graft preservation and treatment of failed allograft were addressed.

Key words: failed allograft, kidney and pancreas transplantation, kidney preservation, living donation, recipient selection

Full text of the article is available in Italian.