June 1980

Contaminated Renal Allografts

Author Affiliations

From the Renal Transplant Unit, Royal Liverpool Hospital (Drs Bore, Basu, and Sells), Liverpool, England; and the Dulwich Hospital (Dr Rudge), London.

Arch Surg. 1980;115(6):755-756. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1980.01380060053014

• Bacterial contamination of a renal allograft may cause infection of the transplant with eventual loss of the graft and possibly death of the patient. We report two cases that illustrate these complications and that support the suggestion that culture of the transport medium is a valuable investigation prior to transplantation.

(Arch Surg 115:755-756, 1980)