Journal of Kidney

ISSN - 2472-1220


Kidney Auto Transplantation: A Long Forgotten Technique?

Weigand K, Schaarschmidt T, Fornara P and Kawan F

Introduction: A surgeon is constantly faced with the question to preserve the kidneys and their function for diverse lesions of the ureter. Often these lesions limit the kidneys in their performance.

Material and methods: Between 2001 and 2015, five renal auto transplantations were performed at our center. The patients’ demographic, clinical and lab data was collected and analysed in the pre, intra, and postoperative phases.

Results: All five patients in our center undergoing surgery because of ureteral lesions. The retention results were when compared preoperatively to the date of discharge stable.

Conclusion: With the data we collected in this study we can only confirm the good long-term results after kidney auto transplantation with stable kidney function. Following the corresponding indication, kidney auto transplantation is a safe and effective procedure to retain the kidney’s function.