Subcapsular Injury

Subcapsular Injury
Figure 2. The surgical bed of the renal allograft undergoes fibrosis during the first several weeks after transplantation. The formation of a pseudocapsule by this mechanism causes obliteration of the penetrating vessels supplying the outer renal cortex. In superficial biopsies, the resulting interstitial fibrosis and tubular atrophy can be confused with chronic allograft nephropathy.

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