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Acta Medica Medianae
Vol. 53, No 1, March, 2014

UDC 61
ISSN 0365-4478(Printed version)
ISSN 1821-2794(Online)


Correspondence to:

Nenad Ilić

Medicinski fakultet u Nišu

Bulevar Zorana Đinđića 81, 18000 Niš, Serbia

E-mail: nilic973@gmail.com

Original article                                                                                      

                                                                                                             UDC: 616.61-089.843-06



 Correlation between early vascular posttransplant complications and the type and age of a kidney donor and a recipient


Nenad Ilić1,2, Milan Jovanović1,2, Dragoslav Basić1,3, Miroslav Stojanović1,4, Goran Stanojević1,4, Zoran Damnjanović2


University of Niš, Faculty of Medicine in Niš, Serbia1

Vascular Surgery Clinic, Clinical Centre  Niš, Serbia2

Clinic of Urology, Clinical Center Niš, Serbia3

General Surgery Clinic, Clinical Centre Niš, Serbia4


The aim of this research was to determine the correlation of early vascular posttransplant complications with the type and age of the kidney donor and the recipient. Kidney transplantation is a method of choice in the treatment of terminal renal failure which enables  patients to return to a healthy, productive way of life. Nowadays, a kidney is transplanted from a live donor and frequently often from cadavers. The most important early postoperative vascular complications are: renal artery thrombosis, renal vein thrombosis and bleeding. The aim of the study was to examine the correlation of early vascular posttransplant comlications with the type and age of the kidney donor and the recipient. The research was performed on 43 patients who had undergone a kidney transplantation at the Clinic of  Vascular Surgery, Clinical Centre Niš, within the period from 2009 to 2012. There was not a significant difference between live donors and cadavers (p<0.5) with regard to early vascular complications. The difference in occurrence of vascular complications in relation to age shows statistically significantly greater occurrence of complications when donors are persons older than 60 years (p<0.05) and recipients older than 40 years (p<0.05). The type of a kidney donor is not connected to the frequency of early vascular complications. Early post-transplant vascular complications occur more often in kidney recipients older than 40 years and donors older than 60 years. Acta Medica Medianae 2014;53(1):28-33.


      Key words: early vascular complications, age, kidney transplant, type of donor