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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 1995  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 308-311
Ureterolithiasis in a Renal Transplant Patient Secondary to Encrustation about a Suture Line


King Hussein Medical Center, Amman, Jordan

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Nabil Al-Akash
Department of Nephrology, King Hussein Medical Center, Amman
Jordan
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A renal transplant recipient presented with abdominal pain and anuria secondary to multiple radio-opaque obstructing calculi. A ureteroscopy with ultrasonic disintegration was done, and the fragments were spontaneously passed later. The calculi had formed on a non-absorbable suture line. Although ureterolithiasis in the transplanted kidney is amongst the least common of the urological complications following renal transplantation, it is an important reversible cause of obstruction that should always be considered. Also, non-absorbable suture lines should not be used in the urinary tract because they may serve as a nidus for stone formation.


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