Ultrasonographic Evaluation of Renal Transplantation Complications

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Mehdi Shahryari 1 , * , Taraneh Faghihi Langroudi 1

1 Department of Radiology, Modarres Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran

How to Cite: Shahryari M, Faghihi Langroudi T. Ultrasonographic Evaluation of Renal Transplantation Complications, Iran J Radiol. Online ahead of Print ; 11(30th Iranian Congress of Radiology):e21419. doi: 10.5812/iranjradiol.21419.

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Iranian Journal of Radiology: 11 (30th Iranian Congress of Radiology); e21419
Published Online: February 28, 2014
Article Type: Research Article
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Abstract

The most effective primary treatment of chronic renal failure is renal transplantation. A substantial improvement in lifestyle and family life in conjunction with the fact that renal transplantation is an extremely cost-effective procedure has resulted in intense monitoring and imaging studies to help ensure a successful outcome. Ultrasonography is often the imaging method chosen for transplant evaluation early in the postoperative period, and it can be used for long-term follow-up as well .The purpose of this presentation is to show the ultrasonographic findings of complications of renal transplantation. The ultrasonographic findings of complications of renal transplantation include: urologic complications, fluid collections, graft dysfunction, vascular complications, and neoplasms. Specific ultrasonographic features of complications of renal transplantation have been illustrated. Familiarity with the clinical setting and the appearance of potential renal transplant complications as depicted with the most commonly used modality, ultrasonography, will facilitate prompt and accurate diagnosis and treatment.

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