Postoperative delayed graft function (DGF) after kidney transplantation is a risk factor for kidney failure and reduced kidney allograft survival after transplantation. The aim of this study was to measure the quantitative perfusion of kidney transplants during kidney transplantation and to investigate whether differences in perfusion predict the development of DGF. Over a period of one year, intraoperative quantitative ICG perfusion measurements were performed with the IC-View camera (Pulsion ®) in 36 patients for whom informed consent for ICG perfusion measurement had been obtained. The groups were divided into donation after brain death and living donors and into the occurrence or absence of a DGF. An area with sufficient and low ICG perfusion was determined intraoperatively. The maximum perfusion was significantly decreased in the DGF group compared to living donors in areas with sufficient ICG perfusion and the slope of perfusion in these areas was documented. In addition, the maximum perfusion ratio was investigated. Evaluation was carried out by IC-Calc software (Pulsion). A total of 36 patients were included in this study. DGF occurred in 10 of the patients. No DGF was found in the group of living donors. The maximum perfusion and the slope of perfusion in the defined areas were fewer, but not significant in the group with BDB donor. The less perfused areas showed significant differences between DGF and living donors in maximum perfusion, absolute slope of perfusion and ratio to the standard area. A difference between BDB donor without DGF and the DGF group could not be predicted. This study shows that quantitative perfusion of kidney transplants can be evaluated safely during kidney transplantation. DGF being defined as one or more dialyses after kidney transplantation can only be detected postoperatively, however, it may be predicted intraoperatively.
|Translated title of the contribution||Quantitative Intraoperative Measurement of Tissue Perfusion of Transplanted Kidneys by Indocyanine Green Angiography|
|Journal||Zentralblatt fur Chirurgie - Zeitschrift fur Allgemeine, Viszeral- und Gefasschirurgie|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 01.02.2020|
Research Areas and Centers
- Research Area: Luebeck Integrated Oncology Network (LION)