R. S. Brittain, M.D.
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While renal transplantation between identical twins presents none of the problems of the rejection phenomenon, nonetheless certain considerations are imperative for success. The diagnosis and rate of progression of the renal disease need to be determined precisely so that the transplant may be performed at an essential time. The identical nature of the twins is frequently known, but erroneous information on this point could make the difference between acceptance and rejection. Preoperative evaluation of the twins includes studies of the donor renal function and renal vascularity in addition to the considerations of recipient dialysis, isolation, and renal complications.
Brittain RS. Renal Transplant between Identical Twins.. Ann Intern Med. ;58:734. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-58-4-734_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1963;58(4):734.
Nephrology, Renal Replacement Therapy.
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