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Hypertension in Renal Transplant Recipients: Role of Bilateral Nephrectomy

Br Med J 1973; 3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5871.78 (Published 14 July 1973) Cite this as: Br Med J 1973;3:78
  1. Simon L. Cohen

    Abstract

    Of 81 transplanted kidneys which functioned for six months or more 59 were transplanted to bilaterally nephrectomized recipients and 22 to recipients who retained their own kidneys. There was an excess of hypertension in the non-nephrectomized group (17/22) as compared to 24/59 in the nephrectomized patients, though renal function was better in the non-nephrectomized group. Hypertension became much easier to control in two of the four non-nephrectomized recipients in whom bilateral nephrectomy was performed after transplantation when renal function was good.