Kidney transplantation at Tygerberg Hospital: A review of surgical complications

De Kock M.L.S. ; Schmidt A.C. ; De Klerk J.N. (1982)

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From May 1976 until January 1981 74 patients received 76 renal transplants at Tygerberg Hospital. Forty-one patients (55%) developed at least one surgical complication. Four patients (5.4%) died from widespread sepsis. In this article we review the possible causes of and preventive measures against surgical complications after renal transplantation.

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