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Korean J Nephrol. 2005 Jul;24(4):674-679. Korean. Case Report.
Sim YS , Yoo SH , Baik SJ , Lee YS , Kim SJ , Kang DH , Yoon KI , Kang BC , Choi KB .
Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Ewha Medical Research Institute, Seoul, Korea. kbchoi@ewha.ac.kr
Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Ewha Medical Research Institute, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

In patients with renal transplant failure's the graft can be left in situ when there are no additional complications. Graft intolerance occurs in some failed renal grafts when the immunological treatment is completely withdrawn. We experienced a case of graft intolerance syndrome in a patient with renal graft failure treated by percutaneous renal artery embolization. A 31 year -old man was admitted at nephrology department because of fever and hematuria without other infection focus. He was diagnosed as graft intolerance syndrome and treated by percutaneous embolization of the failed renal allograft. The embolization was successful. He suffered from post-emboization syndrome and treated by sulindac. We report this case with a review of relevant literatures and conclud that percutaneous renal artery embolizaion is a simple, safe and effective technique for the treatment of nonfunctioning renal allograft with clinical intolerance. Surgical nephrectomy should be reserved as a second level of treatment when allograft embolization has been ineffective owing to reappearance of manifestations of clinical intolerance.

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