To present details of two living-related donors and our fusion division technique, where half of the horseshoe kidney (HSK) was retrieved and transplanted.
Since January 2018, 461 renal transplantations have been performed at our center. In 2 of these 461 renal transplantations, which were analyzed retrospectively, a living donor, who had HSK, was used. Both donors had vascular anomalies, and the first donor also had urinary anomalies.
The transplanted kidney was placed in the recipient’s contralateral iliac fossa. After perfusing for both grafts, no urine leakage was detected from the transected surfaces, and the graft began producing urine. There were no complications after surgery in the donor and recipients. The recipients were discharged on the 7th and 5th day after surgery with a creatinine level of 0.8 mg/dl, and 0.9 mg/dl, respectively. The follow-up period was 24 months for the first recipient, and 12 months for the second. At the time of writing, both recipients and donors were alive with normal renal function.
In addition to expanding the donor pool for end-stage renal disease patients, a donor with HSK can be accepted for transplantation if no other donor option presents. Preoperative evaluation should be undertaken carefully for anatomy and HSK complications.
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