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Ultrasound in the diagnosis of fluid collections following renal transplantation.
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PMID:  1097167     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ultrasound examinations of the pelvis and kidney have been carried out following 68 renal transplants. In 16 patients moderate sized or large perirenal or pelvic fluid collections were demonstrated. The composition of the fluid was lymph in seven cases, pus in four, blood in three and urine in two. Ten of these 16 patients had clinical features compatible with a pelvic fulid collection while six had no such localising features. We have found ultrasound to be extremely valuable in the diagnosis and precise localisation of pelvic fulid collections following transplantation, often at a stage before pressure effects and symptoms have appeared. It also provides a rapid and reliable means of excluding a pelvic or perirenal abscess in the pyrexial patient.
P Morley; E Barnett; P R Bell; J K Briggs; K C Calman; D N Hamilton; A M Paton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical radiology     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0009-9260     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Radiol     Publication Date:  1975 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-11-08     Completed Date:  1975-11-08     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1306016     Medline TA:  Clin Radiol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  199-207     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Abscess / diagnosis
Body Fluids*
Cysts / diagnosis
Hematoma / diagnosis
Kidney Transplantation*
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications / diagnosis*
Rectal Diseases / diagnosis
Rupture, Spontaneous / diagnosis
Transplantation, Homologous
Ureteral Diseases / diagnosis
Urinary Bladder Diseases / diagnosis

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