Overview of pediatric kidney transplantation

Caroline P. Lemoine, Marcos E. Pozo, Riccardo A. Superina*

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number151194
JournalSeminars in Pediatric Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2022


  • Complications
  • Donors
  • Indications
  • Pediatric kidney transplantation
  • Surgical technique

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery


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