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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 448--451

Successful renal transplantation from a brain-dead deceased donor with head injury, disseminated intravascular coagulation and deranged renal functions

PP Ghuge1, VB Kute1, AV Vanikar2, MR Gumber1, DN Gera1, HV Patel1, PR Shah1, PR Modi3, VR Shah4, HL Trivedi1 
1 Department of Nephrology and Clinical Transplantation, Institute of Kidney Diseases and Research Center, Dr. HL Trivedi Institute of Transplantation Sciences, Ahmedabad, India
2 Department of Pathology, Laboratory Medicine, Transfusion Services and Immunohematology, IKDRC-ITS, Ahmedabad, India
3 Department of Urology and Transplantation IKDRC-ITS, Ahmedabad, India
4 Department of Anesthesia, IKDRC-ITS, Ahmedabad, India

Correspondence Address:
P P Ghuge
Department of Nephrology, Smt. G. R. Doshi and Smt. K. M. Mehta Institute of Kidney Diseases and Research Centre, Dr. H.L. Trivedi Institute of Transplantation Sciences, Ahmedabad - 380 001, Gujarat
India

Deceased donors (DDs) with the brain death due to head injury are the major source of organs for transplantation. The incidence of post-head injury disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) ranges from 24% to 50%. Many centers do not accept organs from donors with DIC due to increased risk of primary graft non-function and/or high chances of morbidity/mortality. We performed two successful renal transplants from a DD with head injury with DIC and deranged renal function. One of the recipients developed transient thrombocytopenia, but there was no evidence of DIC or delayed graft functions in either of the recipients. Over a follow-up of 1 month, both are doing well with stable graft function and hematological profile. Thus, a carefully selected DD with severe DIC even with deranged renal function is not a contraindication for organ donation if other risk factors for primary non-function are excluded. This approach will also help in overcoming organ shortage.

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Ghuge P P, Kute V B, Vanikar A V, Gumber M R, Gera D N, Patel H V, Shah P R, Modi P R, Shah V R, Trivedi H L. Successful renal transplantation from a brain-dead deceased donor with head injury, disseminated intravascular coagulation and deranged renal functions.Indian J Nephrol 2013;23:448-451

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Ghuge P P, Kute V B, Vanikar A V, Gumber M R, Gera D N, Patel H V, Shah P R, Modi P R, Shah V R, Trivedi H L. Successful renal transplantation from a brain-dead deceased donor with head injury, disseminated intravascular coagulation and deranged renal functions. Indian J Nephrol [serial online] 2013 [cited 2022 Jul 3 ];23:448-451
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