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Treatment of Post-transplant Hypertension by Laparoscopic Bilateral Nephrectomy ?
Transplantation 65 : 1182 – 1187, 1998
Introduction – Hypertension is an important risk factor of cardiovascular disease and early non-immunologic graft failure.
Often the cause of hypertension after grafting is unclear.
Removal of native kidneys may help in reducing the blood pressure but open nephrectomy is associated with morbidity.
A feasible procedure is laparoscopic nephrectomy