Cadaver transplantation in Recent Era: Is Cadaveric Graft Survival Similar to Living Kidney Transplantation?

N Simforoosh, S Gooran, A Tabibi, A Bassiri, MR Gharaati


Background: Renal transplantation is the procedure of choice for most of patients with end-stage renal disease. The graft, however can be procured from either cadaver or living donors.

Objective: To compare graft and patient survival among patients who underwent kidney transplantation from cadaver donor vs. living donor.

Methods: From April 2002 to February 2010, we performed 138 cadaver kidney transplantations. We reviewed and compared one-year graft and patient survival with 138 living kidney transplantations.

Results: One-year graft and patient survivals in cadaveric groups were 93% and 96%, respectively, and in living groups were 92% and 97%, respectively.

Conclusion: There was no significant difference in one-year graft and patient survival between living and cadaver donor kidney transplantation.


Living donor; Cadaver donor; Kidney transplantation; Survival analysis

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