Shoe kidney for transplant: Report of 3 cases

Diuckan A., Tekin A., TÜRKYILMAZ S., KOÇAK H., Gurkan A., Erdogan O., ...More

EXPERIMENTAL AND CLINICAL TRANSPLANTATION, vol.5, no.2, pp.716-719, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.716-719
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Owing to the limited donor pool at transplant centers, grafts may be taken from marginal donors with congenital abnormalities, one of the most common of which is a fusion abnormality. Horseshoe kidneys may be transplanted to a single recipient en bloc or to 2 recipients after division. In our clinic, 3 grafts (1 obtained from a living donor and 2 from a deceased donor) were successfully transplanted to 3 patients. In select patients, horseshoe kidneys may be used for transplant.