Ultrasonically determined kidney transplant hypertrophy

S. L. Lachance, D. Adamson, J. M. Barry

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Abstract

Increased renal transplant size is a criterion of acute rejection. Statistically significant increases in ultrasonically measured kidney graft dimensions were demonstrated in 8 recipients of living related donor kidneys who never had rejection crises. After an average followup of 4.9 ± 3.8 months (range 2 to 12 months), anteroposterior, cross-sectional and pole-to-pole measurements were increased by 0.75, 1.9 and 0.58 cm., respectively. Some increase in kidney graft size is normal and should not be confused with acute rejection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)497-498
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Urology
Volume139
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

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