Transplantation of kidneys with tumors

TitleTransplantation of kidneys with tumors
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsFrascà GM, D'Errico A, Malvi D, Porta C, Cosmai L, Santoni M, Sandrini S, Salviani C, Gallieni M, Balestra E
Date PublishedApr

The shortage of donors in the face of the increasing number of patients wait-listed for renal transplantation has prompted several strategies including the use of kidneys with a tumor, whether found by chance on harvesting from a deceased donor or intentionally removed from a living donor and transplanted after excision of the lesion. Current evidence suggests that a solitary well-differentiated renal cell carcinoma, Fuhrman nuclear grade I-II, less than 1 cm in diameter and resected before grafting may be considered at minimal risk of recurrence in the recipient who, however, should be informed of the possible risk and consent to receive such a graft.

Alternate JournalJ Nephrol
Notify Library Reference ID4705