Renal Autotransplantation

  • Christine M. Evans
Part of the Clinical Practice in Urology book series (PRACTICE UROLOG)


Renal autotransplantation was first performed successfully in 1962, for the management of ureteric injury (Hardy 1963). The kidney can be removed and reinserted (usually into the iliac fossa) with or without an extracorporeal procedure (bench surgery). Since 1962 a large number of autotransplants have been reported for a greater number of reasons, with increasing enthusiasm. Many of these patients would probably be better managed by more conventional medical and surgical methods. The time has come to evaluate the role of renal autotransplantation and identify which conditions could be treated by this technique.


Renal Artery Partial Nephrectomy Renal Artery Stenosis Solitary Kidney Main Renal Artery 
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