Horseshoe kidney for transplant: Report of 3 cases

Dinckan A., TEKİN A., TÜRKYILMAZ S., KOÇAK H., Gurkan A., Erdogan O., ...More

Experimental and Clinical Transplantation, vol.5, no.2, pp.716-719, 2007 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Name: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.716-719
  • Keywords: Deceased donor, Donor, Living-related, Marginal, Tissue transplantation
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: Yes


Owing to the limited donor pool at transplant centers, grafts may be taken from marginal donors with congenital abnormalities, one of the most common of which is a fusion abnormality. Horseshoe kidneys may be transplanted to a single recipient en bloc or to 2 recipients after division. In our clinic, 3 grafts (1 obtained from a living donor and 2 from a deceased donor) were successfully transplanted to 3 patients. In select patients, horseshoe kidneys may be used for transplant. Copyright © Başkent University 2007 Printed in Turkey. All Rights Reserved.