Role of Ultrasound in the Diagnosis and Therapy of Perirenal Fluid Collections Following Renal Transplantation

  • D. G. Spigos
  • V. Capek


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.


Renal Transplant Fluid Collection Renal Allograft Ideal Organ Incisional Wound 
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© American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. G. Spigos
    • 1
  • V. Capek
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medical RadiologyUniversity of IllinoisChicagoUSA

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