What is the role of surgery in the treatment of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF)?

Updated: May 22, 2018
  • Author: Noah S Scheinfeld, JD, MD, FAAD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Surgical care has no role in the treatment of this condition. Although surgical care has no direct role in the treatment of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis, patients who have undergone successful kidney transplantation may show resolution of the lesions. Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis is not a contraindication to transplantation; however, because of reports of associated thrombotic events and early graft loss, evaluation for hypercoagulability should be performed.


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