American Journal of Transplantation

Cover image for Vol. 15 Issue 6

Edited By: Allan D. Kirk

Impact Factor: 6.19

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 1/26 (Transplantation); 2/204 (Surgery)

Online ISSN: 1600-6143

Images in Transplantation (CME)

  • Persistent Ascites, Leg Edema and Renal Dysfunction After Liver Transplant

    Persistent Ascites, Leg Edema and Renal Dysfunction After Liver Transplant

    Initial venogram of inferior vena cava. Arrow indicates area of concern.

  • Fatal Infectious Pulmonary Complications Post-Deceased Donor Renal Transplantation

    Fatal Infectious Pulmonary Complications Post-Deceased Donor Renal Transplantation

    (A) Anterior–posterior chest X-ray on presentation demonstrated a large 13 cm cavity in the right hemithorax likely representing a large lung abscess. An empyema is also in the differential, but would be considered less likely. (B) Coronal image from a CT performed on admission demonstrating a large focus of infection involving the right lower lobe with extension into the right pleural space and chest wall via a bronchopleural fi stula.

  • A Rare Anomaly in the Donor Vena Cava

    A Rare Anomaly in the Donor Vena Cava

    An inferior vena cava web is identified during surgery in a live patient.

  • An Unusual Case of Ischemic Nephropathy

    An Unusual Case of Ischemic Nephropathy

    Abdominal CT scan without contrast.

  • Early Graft Dysfunction After Lung Transplantation

    Early Graft Dysfunction After Lung Transplantation

    CXR 6 h after bilateral LTx demonstrating dense pulmonary infiltrates.

  • Lung Mass in a Kidney Transplant Recipient

    Lung Mass in a Kidney Transplant Recipient

    Left lower lobe opacity.

  • An Unexpected Foreign Body in the Colon of a Heart Transplant Recipient

    An Unexpected Foreign Body in the Colon of a Heart Transplant Recipient

    Endoscopic view of the transverse colon. (A) The pacemaker wires fixed to the mucosa. (B) Removal of the wires. Arrow: the metallic tips at the end of the wires.

  • A 60-Year-Old Man With Necrotic Skin Lesions After Heart Transplantation

    A 60-Year-Old Man With Necrotic Skin Lesions After Heart Transplantation

    Photographs of the patient's left shoulder lesion (A) and chest lesion (B).

  • Right Homonymous Hemianopsia and Seizures in a Liver Transplant Recipient

    Right Homonymous Hemianopsia and Seizures in a Liver Transplant Recipient

    Neuroimaging. (A) Axial noncontrast computer tomography demonstrating hypodensity in the left occipital lobe. Note that the lesion does not precisely follow the vascular distribution of the posterior cerebral artery. (B) Axial diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) reveals hyperintensity in the left occipital lobe consistent with cytotoxic edema and recent infarct confirmed by corresponding hypointensity on the apparent diffusion coefficient map (C). (D) Axial T1-weighted, gadolinium enhanced MRI shows two confluent, rim-enhancing lesions abutting the occipital horn of the left lateral ventricle. There is associated midline shift and effacement of the ipsilateral hemispheric sulci.

  • Renal Failure in a Kidney Transplant Recipient—BK Virus Nephropathy or Rejection?

    Renal Failure in a Kidney Transplant Recipient—BK Virus Nephropathy or Rejection?

    The hematoxylin and eosin stain of transplant kidney biopsy done 3 years posttransplantation reveals moderate interstitial fibrosis and tubular atrophy with inflammatory infiltration. Serum creatinine was 2.5mg/dL and serum BK virus PCR was undetectable at <5000 copies/mL on the day of biopsy.

  • Bovine Pericardium Diaphragm Repair of Diaphragmatic Hernia After LVAD Explantation and Heart Transplantation

    Bovine Pericardium Diaphragm Repair of Diaphragmatic Hernia After LVAD Explantation and Heart Transplantation

    Chest X-ray showing the placement of the LVAD.

  • Emesis Following Laparoscopic Left Donor Nephrectomy

    Emesis Following Laparoscopic Left Donor Nephrectomy

    CT with oral contrast, sagittal view.

  • Hemorrhagic Shock One Month Following Uncomplicated Liver Transplantation

    Hemorrhagic Shock One Month Following Uncomplicated Liver Transplantation

    CT of the abdomen shows a collection in the porta hepatis/gallbladder fossa that represents a hematoma (labeled H). The reconstructed hepatic artery is redundant. The arrow represents an abnormality adjacent to the hepatic artery and the duodenum (labeled D).

  • Skin Nodule on the Ear of a Kidney–Pancreas Transplant Recipient

    Skin Nodule on the Ear of a Kidney–Pancreas Transplant Recipient

    Image of left conchal bowl.

  • Persistent Ascites, Leg Edema and Renal Dysfunction After Liver Transplant
  • Fatal Infectious Pulmonary Complications Post-Deceased Donor Renal Transplantation
  • A Rare Anomaly in the Donor Vena Cava
  • An Unusual Case of Ischemic Nephropathy
  • Early Graft Dysfunction After Lung Transplantation
  • Lung Mass in a Kidney Transplant Recipient
  • An Unexpected Foreign Body in the Colon of a Heart Transplant Recipient
  • A 60-Year-Old Man With Necrotic Skin Lesions After Heart Transplantation
  • Right Homonymous Hemianopsia and Seizures in a Liver Transplant Recipient
  • Renal Failure in a Kidney Transplant Recipient—BK Virus Nephropathy or Rejection?
  • Bovine Pericardium Diaphragm Repair of Diaphragmatic Hernia After LVAD Explantation and Heart Transplantation
  • Emesis Following Laparoscopic Left Donor Nephrectomy
  • Hemorrhagic Shock One Month Following Uncomplicated Liver Transplantation
  • Skin Nodule on the Ear of a Kidney–Pancreas Transplant Recipient

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