Kidney Transplant

Kidney Transplant

What is a Kidney transplant?

Kidney Transplant: A kidney is a bean-shaped organ, usually functioning in pairs with its counterpart, both located on each side of the spine. They are located below the rib cage, and their primary function is to remove waste fluids and minerals and to filter blood. The result of such a function is produced urine.

A person can usually live on one Kidney, but sometimes severe diseases, such as diabetes, chronic high blood pressure or chronic renal diseases force individuals to undergo the kidney transplant procedure.

A kidney transplant is a surgical procedure during which a damaged kidney is replaced with healthy counterpart, usually donated by a living person or a donor.

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Kidney transplant or renal transplant is the implantation of the human kidney from person to person. A successful transplant can extend the life of the recipient and greatly improve the quality of life. The patient gets rid of dialysis restrictions and reversible uremia manifestations. Nearly 90% of all patients receive kidney transplant with their own kidneys in place.

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Common causes of kidney failure include:

  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • High blood pressure

Therefore, it is recommended that people with diabetes and hypertension take their kidney disease seriously and prevent it regularly to postpone kidney transplant.

  • The third cause of kidney failure and malfunction is inflammatory diseases of the blood purifying cells or glomerulonephritis, the cause of which is unknown.
  • Some hereditary diseases, such as hereditary cystic kidney disease, large and obstructive kidney stones, and drug abuse such as heroin can also cause kidney failure.

At the beginning of kidney deficiency, it can be completely asymptomatic, and when renal function is reduced by about 90%, its symptoms may be marked by hypertension, protein excretion, urinary frequency, elevated blood urea and cretonne, eyelid swelling and It shows, general weakness, lethargy, anorexia and halitosis.


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How is a kidney transplant done?

A kidney transplant is a sensitive surgery in which the surgeon makes a incision in the lower quadrant of the patient’s abdomen. After removing the layers of skin, the muscles and peritoneum of the iliac arteries located in the pelvis the surgeon examine the kidney. In male patients, the spermatic cord should also be removed. Internal iliac arteries are the first choice for grafting.

During kidney transplant, strong clamps, such as the bulb of the internal iliac artery and the external iliac vein are blocked; first the artery and then the vein are then anastomosed to the kidney, at which point the kidney’s blood flow returns to normal way and at this stage blood pressure must rise. The patient should be carefully monitored before kidney transplant.

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The final part is the transplantation of the pelvic and proximal part of the bladder into the bladder, called the urethronocystostomy. In this section, a small incision is made in the anterior-posterior wall of the bladder and inserts the upper end of the ureter into the bladder, and is sutured into the bladder. There is no need for drainage at the surgical site, and at the end a foley catheter is inserted to relieve the bladder pressure.

Kidney transplant surgery usually takes 2 to 4 hours, kidney transplant is not a one-day process, and things must be done before and after surgery. The patient is closely monitored after the operation and should be monitored by a nephrologist for the rest of his or her life.

Kidney transplant recipient conditions:

If any of the following conditions exist, the patient would not be a good candidate for a kidney transplant:

  • Age over 70 years
  • Cancer or any life-threatening disease, such as severe heart and brain diseases
  • Active infection
  • Active gastrointestinal ulcer
  • The patient’s inability to tolerate surgery and postoperative drug therapy
  • A disease that can be exacerbated by the use of immunosuppressant.
  • If there is abnormality in the bladder and urethra, it is necessary to correct the abnormality before kidney transplant.
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Frequently asked questions

How long does a kidney transplant surgery take?

Kidney transplant surgery usually takes sometimes between 2-3 hours. However, complications through the procedure can prolong this duration.

What is the surviving chance ratio during kidney transplant surgery?

The surviving change ratio for the kidney transplant procedure is usually high, between 90 to 95 percent. However, this rate can differ from one individual to another, based on the type of body and amount of damage the kidney has suffered.

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Are there any alternate options besides the kidney transplant surgery?

Fortunately, dialysis is another useful alternative to kidney transplant surgery. Dialysis is known as a standard treatment for kidney failure and was begun in 1960. Types of Dialysis, such as hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis can be employed based on the patient’s condition.

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How does the kidney matching mechanism work?

Once your need for a kidney transplant is diagnosed by your doctor, you will be put on a medical waiting list. Your position will be ranked based on your medical situation, blood type, tissue and size of the needed kidney. While under certain circumstances, special allowances are made for patients. The income or ethnic background of the patient has no role in the procedure of organ allocation. Once you get your turn on this waiting list, you will undergo the kidney transplant procedure.

How to take care of the new kidney?

An essential phase of kidney transplantation surgery is its post-operation period. During this time, individuals need to follow a special diet, in consult with nutrition specialists. Food taken after kidney transplant should be low on fat and sugar. People who have gone through kidney transplant surgery should eat five servings of fruits and vegetables, an ample amount of fibers and low- fat dairy products every day. It is important to keep your body hydrated by drinking an adequate amount of water and fluids every day.

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To increase your strength, maintain your weight, decrease stress after surgery, regular exercise can be very helpful. Exercising can also reduce the side effects of surgery by a noticeable fraction. Swimming or cycling is among the most recommended choices for post-transplant exercise routines

What are the risks of kidney transplantation surgery?

Just like other medical procedures, kidney transplant surgery can also be risky. Infection, bleeding, heart attacks or strokes, kidney rejections, failure of organs, and blood clots are some risks that kidney transplantation may have.

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For more information read this article: Kidney transplantation procedure step by step in Iran


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