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J Prev Epidemiol. 2021;6(2): e28.
doi: 10.34172/jpe.2021.28
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Study of prevalence of lymphoceles after kidney transplantation

Afshar Zomorodi 1 ORCID logo, Farnood Salmani Milani 2, Mohsen Mohammad Rahimi 1* ORCID logo

1 Kidney Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
2 Faculty of Medicine, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
Correspondence to: Mohsen Mohammad Rahimi, Email: mm.rahimi1357@gmail. com

Abstract

Introduction: One of the complications of renal transplantation after surgery, which is frequently observed, is the symptomatic accumulation of fluid around the kidney, such as hematoma, lymphocele or lymphuria.

Objectives: The incidence of lymphocele after kidney transplantation is widely different, therefore we decided to conduct a study to investigate the prevalence of lymphocytes in transplant recipients.

Patients and Methods: The present study was a cross-sectional descriptive-analytical study. The target population in this study was adult and middle-aged men and women with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who have undergone kidney transplant surgery at the kidney center of Imam Reza hospital in the last 5 years.

Results: In all transplant recipients, symptomatic lymphoceles were observed in only 5 patients (3 female and 2 male patients with the mean age of 40.2±17.2 years) who occurred on average 48.4 ± 21.12 days after surgery between 24 days and 78 days. The results showed that 62% (156 cases) of patients were men and 211 patients (84.4%) were male transplant recipients. Also, 198 (79.2%) transplant donors were living donor and 52 (20.8%) were deceased donor/brain death.

Conclusion: In the present study, we found the prevalence of lymphocele in transplant recipients in the kidney transplant center of Imam Reza in five years is 5 patients (2%) out of 250 patients with an average annual incidence of 1-2%.

Keywords: Lymphocele, Kidney transplantation, End-stage renal disease
Citation: Zomorodi A, Salmani Milani F, Mohammad Rahimi M. Study of prevalence of lymphoceles after kidney transplantation. J Prev Epidemiol. 2021;6(2):e28. doi: 10.34172/ jpe.2021.28.
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