Transplantation of kidney with double ureter
A.G. Yankovoy, V.A. Stepanov, A.A. Sinyutin
SBHCI MR "Moscow Regional Scientific Research Clinical Institute n.a. M.F. Vladimirsky" Branch, Department of Peritoneal Dialysis, Division of Transplantology, Nephrology and Artificial Organs; Moscow, Russia
Currently, kidney transplantation can completely cure a patient with chronic kidney disease at the end-stage renal disease. During organ retrieval it is possible to detect a donor pathology – a kidney duplication and, as a consequence, the presence of two ureters descending from the same kidney. Taking into account the possibility of increasing the number of complications from donor ureters during transplantation of such kidneys, many transplantologists consider such compromised kidneys to be a relative contraindication to transplantation. Two cases of successful kidney transplantation with anomalies of development, double ureters, are described. A literature review and author’s own observations allow to conclude that there are no contraindications to transplantation of kidney with two ureters. A transplantation of kidney with two ureters is possible.
Keywords: kidney transplantation, kidney abnormal development, ureterocystoanastomosis
About the Autors
Yankovoy A.G. – Doctor of Medical Sciences, Leading Researcher at the Department of Transplantology and Dialysis SBHCI MR MRSRCI n.a. M.F. Vladimirsky.
Sinyutin A.A. – PhD in Medical Sciences, Surgeon at the Surgical Department of Transplantology and Dialysis SBHCI MR MRSRCI n.a. M.F. Vladimirsky; Moscow, Russia.
Stepanov V.A. – PhD in Medical Sciences, Senior Researcher at the Surgical Department of Transplantology and Dialysis SBHCI MR MRSRCI n.a. M.F. Vladimirsky; Moscow, Russia.