Tc-99m renal scan demonstrating growth in a pediatric renal transplant

D. Metter, R. Blumhardt

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Abstract

Renal transplant growth of a pediatric cadaveric kidney into an adult recipient has been well described in the clinical literature. Two growth patterns are recognized: obligatory growth occurs with time and is not reversible, and compensatory hypertrophic growth is reversible and is in response to a functional demand secondary to a nephron deficit. This article presents an example of a radionuclide study illustrating this phenomenon. This is a case of a 14-year-old girl who is 2 years status postcadaveric renal transplant secondary to glomerulonephritis and resultant end stage renal disease. The donor was a 2-year-old child.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Volume18
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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