Use of Kidneys with Small Renal Tumors for Transplantation

Alejandro Lugo-Baruqui, Giselle Guerra, Adriana Arocha, George W. Burke, Gaetano Ciancio

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Population of patients with end-stage renal disease increases every day. There is a vast difference in the number of patients on the waiting list for a kidney transplant, and the number of donors and the gap increases every year. The use of more marginal organs can increase the donor pool. These organs include the kidneys with small renal cell carcinomas (RCTC). There has been a number of reports in the literature about the use of these grafts for renal transplant after tumor excision and reconstruction. These grafts have been reported to be used with good renal function outcomes without an increased risk for malignancy recurrences. We present the collection of evidence for the use of kidneys with RCC for transplantation, technique used for surgical resection, and reconstruction as well as insights on the recommendations for the use of these grafts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number3
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent urology reports
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Deceased donors
  • End-stage renal disease
  • Kidney transplant
  • Kidney tumor
  • Living donors
  • Renal cell carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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