Nonoperative management of post-transplantation bladder leak: Serendipitous salutary effect of temporary cyclosporine nephrotoxicity and oligoanuria

R. B. Khauli, A. J. Cohen, J. M. Pullman, J. S. Stoff

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Post-transplantation bladder leak, a potentially serious complication, is traditionally managed by reexploration and closure, and may require percutaneous placement of a nephrostomy tube. We report intractable bladder leakage that persisted following reclosure in a patient who also had cyclosporine nephrotoxicity. The attendant oligoanuria obviated the need for nephrostomy drainage and allowed healing of the bladder leak. The patient subsequently recovered from cyclosporine injury and regained renal function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)112-114
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Urology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1993
Externally publishedYes



  • anuria
  • bladder fistula
  • cyclosporins
  • postoperative complications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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