Kidney transplantation is the treatment of choice for pediatric patients with end-stage kidney disease. Unlike adult recipients undergoing transplantation, special considerations must be taken when transplanting children based on the underlying etiology of kidney disease, previous surgical procedures, anatomical limitations and necessary technical adjustments. Additionally, the choice of donor must be measured to ensure optimal graft survival given a longer post-transplant life expectancy. Those topics as well as frequently encountered postoperative complications are also discussed in this publication.
- Pediatric kidney transplantation
- Surgical technique
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health