Renal transplant evaluation

MAG3 renography is non-nephrotoxic and a vital tool in the assessment of renal transplant patients. Clinical applications include—

• Pre-transplant evaluation of renal function and drainage in the potential living related donor

• In the immediate post-transplant period, serial MAG3 studies can help distinguish between a variety of potential pathologies:

■ Within the first 4 weeks, renography demonstrating no tracer uptake is usually indicative of a renal perfusion disorder (renal artery stenosis or renal vein thrombosis) or acute rejection

■ Diminished uptake of tracer with delayed and sluggish drainage is typical of acute tubular nephrosis or urinary tract obstruction (renal perfusion is usually maintained)

■ With serial renography, a deterioration of function over time is indicative of rejection

■ Renal outflow obstruction (e.g., at the ureterovesical junction) can be diagnosed easily

■ Locations of urinary leakage and urinoma formation are readily identified

Was this article helpful?

0 0
Dealing With Erectile Dysfunction

Dealing With Erectile Dysfunction

Whether you call it erectile dysfunction, ED, impotence, or any number of slang terms, erection problems are something many men have to face during the course of their lifetimes.

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment