Acute renal failure in a healthy young adult after dextran 40 infusion for external-ear reattachment surgery
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AbstractDextran 40 is used to improve the microcirculation after certain surgical procedures. We report a rare case of acute anuric renal failure in a healthy young adult after administration of dextran 40 to improve the microcirculation following ear-reattachment surgery. The renal failure was subsequently reversed by plasmapheresis and intensive care support. Although rare in the young and fit, the risk of developing acute anuric renal failure exists with administration of dextran 40 and appropriate monitoring is essential. (C) 2000 The British Association of Plastic Surgeons.
All Author(s) ListTsang RKY, Mok JSW, Poon YS, van Hasselt A
Journal nameBritish Journal of Plastic Surgery
Volume Number53
Issue Number8
Pages701 - 703
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Keywordsacute renal failure; composite graft; dextran 40; microcirculation; replantation
Web of Science Subject CategoriesSurgery

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