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Nephrolithiasis in Kidney Transplant

  • Nitender GoyalEmail author
Chapter
Part of the Nutrition and Health book series (NH)

Abstract

Incidence of nephrolithiasis is low after kidney transplantation. Kidney stones in transplanted kidney can be of donor origin or newly formed in allograft after transplantation. There are a number of metabolic and mechanical predisposing factors for kidney stone formation in transplant recipients. Diagnosis and management are multimodal and are similar to general population. Nephrolithiasis in kidney transplant recipients can lead to significant morbidity, and outcomes are excellent with timely management.

Keywords

Kidney transplant Kidney stones Nephrolithiasis 

Abbreviations

AKI

Acute kidney injury

ESRD

End-stage renal disease

ESWL

Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

PCNL

Percutaneous nephrolithotomy

RTA

Renal tubular acidosis

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Tufts Medical CenterBostonUSA

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