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Annals of Transplantation is one of the fast-developing journals open to all scientists and fields of transplant medicine and related research. The journal is published quarterly and provides extensive coverage of the most important advances in transplantation.
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Published: 2014-07-24

Donor Kidneys with Miliary Papillary Renal Cell Neoplasia: The Role of The Pathologist in Determining Suitability for Transplantation

Albino Eccher, Luigino Boschiero, Francesca Fior, Marilena Casartelli Liviero, Laura Zampicini, Claudio Ghimenton, Antonietta D’Errico-Grigioni, Anna Caliò, Guido Martignoni, Brett Delahunt, Matteo Brunelli

(DAI Pathology and Diagnostics, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata (AOUI) University Hospital, Verona, Italy)

Ann Transplant 2014; 19:362-366

DOI: 10.12659/AOT.890620

Background: Kidneys with single or multiple tumors, provided that they have histological features recognized as being associated with low risk of recurrence, are considered suitable for transplantation. It is known that kidneys with multiple primary renal tumors show poor renal function and that function dramatically declines when tumors have a miliary configuration. Despite this, no guidelines are in place to differentiate between multifocal tumors and those that are miliary in nature.
Case Report: We report a case in which initial examination revealed papillary renal cell neoplasia in deceased donor kidneys, which were later confirmed on histological and genetic testing to be multiple and miliary in distribution. Gross examination showed closely opposed neoplasms, and on histological examination these were found to...

Keywords: Carcinoma, Renal Cell, multifocal renal cell carcinoma, Tissue Donors, Kidney Transplantation

Published: 2014-07-21

Outcome of Kidney Transplants for Adults with Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome in the U.S.: A Ten-Year Database ...

Alfonso H. Santos Jr., Michael J. Casey, Xuerong Wen, Ivan Zendejas, Chirag Faldu, Shehzad Rehman, Kenneth A. Andreoni

Ann Transplant 2014; 19:353-361

DOI: 10.12659/AOT.890682

Published: 2014-07-18

Preservation of Arterial Vascularization After Hepatic Artery Pseudoaneurysm Following Orthotopic Liver T...

Enrico Volpin, Patrick Pessaux, Alain Sauvanet, Annie Sibert, Reza Kianmanesh, François Durand, Jacques Belghiti, Daniele Sommacale

Ann Transplant 2014; 19:346-352

DOI: 10.12659/AOT.890473