Hong Kong Journal of Nephrology

Volume 5 Number 2, 2003

Endovascular Intervention for Renal Artery Stenosis in Renal Transplant

Philip C.H. Kwok

Renal artery stenosis occurs in 1% to 16% of adult renal transplant recipients. Revascularization improves renal function and leads to better blood pressure control. Angioplasty is usually attempted first. A vascular stent is used if there are complications with angioplasty or if there is recurrent stenosis after repeated angioplasty. Complications of angioplasty or stent insertion, though rare, may have severe consequences and lead to graft loss. In-stent restenosis is a major concern with the use of vascular stents. [Hong Kong J Nephrol 2003;5(2):73-7]

Key words: kidney transplantation, renal artery stenosis, angioplasty, stents, complications


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