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Angiography in non-functioning renal allografts receiving cyclosporin A.

Authors
  • Thomsen, H S
  • Rygaard, H
  • Nielsen, S L
  • Larsen, S
  • Løkkegaard, H
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta radiologica (Stockholm, Sweden : 1987)
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1987
Volume
28
Issue
3
Pages
313–317
Identifiers
PMID: 2958039
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

During a two-year period angiography was performed in 10 out of 40 initially perfused kidney allografts within the first 3 postoperative weeks. Immunosuppression was in all cases performed with cyclosporin A. The indication for angiography was mainly deterioration in the graft function as judged from the renograms or inadequate demonstration of the graft during intravenous radionuclide angiography. At angiography, neither arterial nor venous occlusion was found, and it was normal in 5 patients. It is concluded that during cyclosporin A treatment angiography cannot be recommended on the above mentioned indications in the early postoperative period. A graft biopsy seems sufficient.

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