Incidentally Detected Lymphatic Filariasis in a Renal Allograft Recipient

AV Vanikar, KS Suthar, VB Kute, SJ Rizvi, HL Trivedi


Post-transplntation lymphocele is a well known complication, and lymphatic filariasis (LF) has occasionally been found to present as post-transplantation lymphocele. However, incidentally detected LF during transplantation surgery has not been reported. We present an incidentally detected LF presenting as enlarged lymph node in the right iliac fossa of a recipient during transplantation of donor kidney. He was subsequently treated after transplantation and had stable graft function without any complications after 8 months of follow-up.


Lymphatic filariasis; renal transplantation; lymphocele

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