We report a case where simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplantation was precluded because of recurrent urinary tract infections due to non-obstructive chronic urinary retention requiring clean intermittent self catheterisation in a diabetic woman with end stage renal disease. Sacral neuromodulation restored voiding and cured recurrent urinary tract infections, enabling her to undergo simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplantation.
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Competing interests: Mauro Mantovani is an employee of Medtronic Italia, Milan, Italy. Thomas M. Kessler has acted as a consultant for Medtronic.
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