Frozen sections in kidney transplantation

Steven P. Salvatore, Billie Fyfe

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Frozen section analysis can be a useful adjunct to transplant diagnostics both for donor kidney assessment and for routine care and management of transplant patients. While limitations exist due to sampling and frozen section artifacts that may obscure relatively subtle histologic findings, big picture assessments are still possible with excellent overall concordance, particularly when performed in conjunction with adequate clinical information. This chapter covers frozen section utility both in choosing donor organs and in making immediate diagnoses for allograft dysfunction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrozen Section Pathology
Subtitle of host publicationDiagnostic Challenges
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9783030713089
ISBN (Print)9783030713072
StatePublished - 4 May 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • BKV
  • Donor assessment
  • ESRD
  • Kidney transplant
  • Rejection
  • Thrombotic microangiopathy


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