Fate of renal allografts connected to vascular prostheses.

J.A. van der Vliet, D.B.J. Naafs, J.H. van Bockel, G. Kootstra, A.P.M. Boll, W.B. Barendregt, F.G.M. Buskens

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Fate of renal allografts connected to vascular prostheses.

van der Vliet JA, Naafs DB, van Bockel JH, Kootstra G, Boll AP, Barendregt WB, Buskens FG.

Department of Surgery, University Hospitals, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

OBJECTIVE: The outcome of renal transplantation with an arterial anastomosis to a vascular prosthesis in the aortofemoral tract is evaluated. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All 7 Dutch transplant centers were invited to review their experience. Among a total of 5791 cadaveric renal transplantations performed between 1978 and 1994, 13 cases (0.2%) in 3 different centres were identified. In 6 cases the vascular reconstruction and transplant operation were performed simultaneously, and in 7 cases separately, with a mean interval of 3.5 yr. The indications for vascular reconstruction were aneurysmal disease in 4 and obstructive disease in 9 cases. RESULTS: The early vascular complications of these procedures were hemorrhage in 4 and renal vein thrombosis in 1 and led to graft loss in 3 cases. The perioperative mortality was 2/13 (15%). The graft and patient survival were 68 and 83% respectively after 1 yr and 17 and 37% after 5 yr. Late mortality was mainly due to cardiovascular disease. CONCLUSIONS: Renal transplantation with an arterial anastomosis to a vascular prosthesis in the aortofemoral tract is a hazardous procedure with relatively poor short- and long-term results. These observations should be considered in the choice of renal replacement therapy in this special patient population.

Publication Types:
Multicenter Study
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-202
JournalClinical Transplantation
Volume10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996

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van der Vliet, J. A., Naafs, D. B. J., van Bockel, J. H., Kootstra, G., Boll, A. P. M., Barendregt, W. B., & Buskens, F. G. M. (1996). Fate of renal allografts connected to vascular prostheses. Clinical Transplantation, 10, 199-202. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=8664519