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Urolithiasis in Post Renal Transplant Recipients: Case series  

Nabeel Kuwaijo   1; Ponnusamy Mohan2; Mohammed Sayed Aboelmagd Mohammed3; sadiq Lala4 1The Galway Clinic - Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 2Transplant Unit, Beaumont Rd, Beaumont, Dublin Ireland 3Mater University Hospital, Urology Department 4Urology and Transplant The royal hospital Oman  

Journal Title:International Journal of Medical Arts

Renal transplantation represents the optimal management option for end-stage renal disease. it is associated with favourable outcome. Urolithiasis after renal transplant is an extremely rare condition, with an incidence less than 1% after renal transplantation. We reported six post renal transplant patients who had renal stones. The stones located in the transplanted kidney, its ureter or both. Transplanted kidney and ureteric stones had been reported 2 – 3 years after transplantation, while the urinary bladder calculi reported 8 – 10 years after transplantation, at the site of ureteral implantation to the bladder over the site of sutures and in the absence of any post-transplant complications. A written consent has been signed by the patient to release information for this study. The treatment was individualized for each patient. Interestingly, one patient with asymptomatic post-transplant renal stone needs no intervention “we watched and see” and he passed the stone within shortest follow up period that confirmed by ultrasound examination. Others, underwent extracorporeal wave lithotripsy or percutaneous nephrostomy and antegrade double-J stent insertion.