Hospital Pablo Tobon Uribe, Colombia
Posters-Accepted Abstracts: J Nephrol Ther
Introduction & Objectives: There is no consensus about different clinical tests used for kidney pre-transplant urologic evaluation. The protocols vary according to each transplant group experience and there are no clear guidelines about this topic. We show the experience of a high volume kidney transplant center in Colombia where voiding cystourethrography is used as a protocolary test previous to renal transplantation. Materials & Methods: 331 kidney transplants were performed from January 2009 to December 2012 in Hospital Pablo Tobon Uribe. 233 clinical records were evaluated, 223 voiding cystourethrography (VCU) were done. Results & Discussion: 39 abnormal VCU (17.4%), 19 VUR, 4 bilateral and 15 unilateral, 5 with diminished bladder capacity, one with BPH and 1 because augmented bladder capacity. Conclusion: Although large proportion kidney pre-transplant patients have an abnormal VCU, this does not change clinical or surgical conducts before transplantation. Instead of using urinary tract protocolary tests, a complete urologic evaluation should be considered.
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