What Are the Unique Considerations in Renal Transplant Patients with Abdominal Pain?

Kenneth Potter, Jordan B. Schooler

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Abstract

Mortality and morbidity related to renal transplants are relatively uncommon. Many presentations of abdominal pain in the renal transplant patient will be unrelated to the transplant itself. However, immunosuppression may mask symptoms. It also increases the risk of both infectious complications and other medication-related effects. Ultrasound and computed tomography are highly useful in this patient population. Intravenous contrast is likely safe in transplanted kidneys, but caution is advisable in patients with reduced renal function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGastrointestinal Emergencies
Subtitle of host publicationEvidence-Based Answers to Key Clinical Questions
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages399-400
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9783319983431
ISBN (Print)9783319983424
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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