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Kidney Transplant: A kidney transplant is the surgical placement of a healthy kidney from a blood relative, a non-related living donor, or a clinically brain dead patient into a recipient with end-stage kidney failure.
Kidney transplant is a surgical procedure to implant a healthy kidney into a patient whose kidneys have failed. The donated kidney may be from a living related donor (genetically related to the patient, such as a parent, sibling or offspring), a living unrelated donor (such as a friend or spouse), or deceased donor (a recently deceased individual with no known kidney disease). The kidney is an organ responsible for cleansing the blood. Damage to the kidneys can occur due to other diseases such as diabetes, lupus, sickle cell anemia, gout and rheumatoid arthritis.
Other medical terms related to medical conditions and procedures for Kidney Transplant include:
These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Kidney Transplant:
These non-surgical medical options may be possible alternative treatments to performing Kidney Transplant:
These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Kidney Transplant may include:
Possible surgical complications of Kidney Transplant may include:
The prognosis for a good medical outcome: Kidney transplantation is successful (no rejection) for more than 85% of patients depending on the donor source.
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