My son had a transplant in November 2016. We had 1 rejection episode. Since then his creatinine level has been 1.6. One of his scans said he had separation of the renal pelvis. Can you explain what this means? We are concerned because he still has pain below the incision scar.

I am unable to interpret a kidney scan without reviewing it myself.  I suggest that you ask for clarification of the scan from your son’s physicians.  A “separation of the renal pelvis” is not a specific term of disease, but rather suggests that the scan detects a space in the renal pelvis (collecting system of the kidney) but does not indicate how that space is of concern.


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