Arterial reconstruction with donor iliac vessels during kidney transplantation in a patient with severe atherosclerosis

Leonardo E. Garcia, Javier González, Giuseppe Serena, Gaetano Ciancio

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Abstract

Atherosclerosis is common in patients with end-stage renal disease. Severe calcification of the iliac vessels is expected in the growing pool of kidney transplant candidates. Thus, transplant surgeons must constantly develop alternative operative strategies to deal with the technical challenges that this condition confers. This case report aims to highlight a reconstructive vascular technique to salvage a completely calcified recipient external iliac artery using a deceased donor's arterial iliac allograft from the same donor as the renal allograft in a 59-year-old man, as an effective method to decrease vascular complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)443-446
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques
Volume5
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2019

Keywords

  • Arterial allograft
  • Arterial reconstruction
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Kidney transplantation
  • Surgical technique
  • Vascular complications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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