Donor Kidney Evaluation

Nasreen Mohamed, Lynn D. Cornell

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Abstract

In patients with end-stage renal disease, kidney transplantation is the best means to extend survival and offer a better quality of life. The current shortage of organs available for transplantation has led to an effort to expand the kidney donor pool, including the use of nonideal donor kidneys. Assessment of the quality of the donated kidney is essential, and would facilitate the decision to transplant a potential organ or discard it. Multiple clinical and histologic parameters have been examined to evaluate the donor kidney and relate the findings to the graft outcome, but clear-cut criteria are yet to be defined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)357-365
Number of pages9
JournalSurgical Pathology Clinics
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2014

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Keywords

  • Donor biopsy
  • Expanded criteria donor
  • Kidney transplant
  • Zero time biopsy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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