Successful transplantation of kidneys from a donor with HELLP syndrome-related death

Citation
Mf. Flynn et al., Successful transplantation of kidneys from a donor with HELLP syndrome-related death, TRANSPLAN I, 14(2), 2001, pp. 108-110
Citations number
12
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Surgery
Journal title
TRANSPLANT INTERNATIONAL
ISSN journal
0934-0874 → ACNP
Volume
14
Issue
2
Year of publication
2001
Pages
108 - 110
Database
ISI
SICI code
0934-0874(200103)14:2<108:STOKFA>2.0.ZU;2-A
Abstract
We report on the successful use of kidneys procured from a donor with HELLP syndrome. The use of organs from a donor with HELLP syndrome has not been reported previously, perhaps because of the renal complications associated with it. Both recipients have been doing well since renal transplantation, with immediate graft function and acceptable graft function at 2 years of f ollow-up. In view of the continuing shortage of cadaveric kidneys for trans plantation, this report highlights how organs from "marginal" donors should not be discarded without worthy consideration.