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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 128-130

En bloc kidney transplant from pediatric donor to an adult

Division of Transplantation Surgery, Wexner Medical Center, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA

Correspondence Address:
Navdeep Singh
Division of Transplantation Surgery, Wexner Medical Center, Ohio Statem University, Columbus, Ohio
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijmbs.ijmbs_35_19

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The use of pediatric kidney donors is not a common practice. Transplant physicians and surgeons are concerned with technical issues as well as inadequate nephrons mass. We reported a case of en bloc kidney transplant from a pediatric donor to serve as a teaching case. The donor is a 3-year-old infant who died as a result of influenza. Due to the age and size discrepancy with an adult, it was decided to transplant the kidneys en bloc into an adult with successful outcome. En bloc technique renders the kidneys transplantable which would have been otherwise discarded and theoretically protect against hyperfiltration injury. Small pediatric donors are excellent resources and should be considered for donation whenever option is available.

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