Role of Ultrasound in the Diagnosis and Therapy of Perirenal Fluid Collections Following Renal Transplantation
Renal allografts are ideal organs for study by ultrasonic means because of their superficial position. It is well known that ultrasound can differentiate solid structures from fluid collections, a property which is very useful in the detection of perirenal fluid collection in patients with renal transplants. Examples of lymphoceles, urinomas, hematomas and abscesses are presented and a systematic approach for their differential diagnosis and treatment is discussed.
KeywordsRenal Transplant Fluid Collection Renal Allograft Ideal Organ Incisional Wound
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