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Renal transplant interventions – online course


Please note that this course is no longer CME accredited.

Authors: P. Freyhardt and W. Uller

Reviewers: M. Deutschmann, F. Fanelli, M. Hoffmann, A. Krajina, M. Tsitskari and C. Nice

This course corresponds to chapter Renal transplant interventions in the European Curriculum and Syllabus for Interventional Radiology.



Renal transplantation has become the treatment of choice for end-stage renal disease. Complications range from minor to major complications and involve non-vascular and vascular complications that occur in 12-20% of cases. Non-vascular complications include urinary tract obstruction or leakage and the development of perigraft fluid collections such as hematoma, urinoma, abscess or lymphocele. Vascular complications comprise of transplant renal artery stenosis, dissection, renal graft vascular thrombosis and arterial injury like arteriovenous fistula (AVF), intrarenal pseudoaneurysm, dissection and arterio-calyceal fistulas. The interventional radiologist plays a key role in management of postoperative renal transplant complications, lowering morbidity and protecting graft function.

This module gives an overview over the interventional procedures and techniques of different complications after renal transplantation as well as indications and contraindications of treatment. After completing this module, the reader will be able to identify these complications and choose the appropriate treatment.


Learning objectives

  • Understand vascular and non-vascular anatomy of renal transplants and recognise possible complications
  • Be able to discuss clinical and diagnostic findings in different complications after renal transplantation
  • Develop ability to plan optimal management of vascular and non-vascular complications after renal transplantation
  • Achieve technical competence in performing angiography and vascular interventions on transplant kidneys
  • Achieve technical competence in performing non-vascular interventions after renal transplantation


Further information

This course covers a basic level of IR knowledge and is designed for trainees, students or young consultants aiming to acquire essential knowledge or prepare for the EBIR exam. Thereby, it is tailored to the European Curriculum and Syllabus for Interventional Radiology and corresponds to chapter Renal transplant interventions.

The format of the course is interactive and easy to use, including texts, graphics, videos and a quiz to support your learning. The course duration is around one hour.

The enrolment period of this course is linked to the validity of the All-Access Pass.

Release date: January 2020