An unusual presentation of a page kidney 24 days after transplantation: Case report

Fauzia K. Butt, A. H. Seawright, K. E. Kokko, A. M. Hawxby

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The Page kidney phenomenon is a well recognized entity where an extrinsically compressed kidney results in hypertension and loss of function. This compression is usually caused by a subcapsular hematoma secondary to blunt abdominal trauma or an invasive procedure such as a renal biopsy. We describe an unusual case involving the spontaneous development of a Page kidney 24 days after renal transplantation without any history of preceding trauma. The subcapsular hematoma was detected by a computerized tomographic scan performed as part of the work-up for acute allograft dysfunction. Prompt recognition and early intervention are essential if renal function is to be restored before irreversible damage occurs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4291-4294
Number of pages4
JournalTransplantation Proceedings
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2010


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Transplantation

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