Polytetrafluoroethylene Vascular Graft as a Rescuer of Short Renal Vessels During Kidney Transplantation

Naderi, Gholam Hossein; Mehraban, Darab; Kazemeyni, Seyed Mohammad; Yahyazadeh, Seyed Reza; Latif, Amir Hossein
January 2009
Urology Journal;Jan2009, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p47
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the use of a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) vascular graft as an arterial and venous graft for kidney transplantations in several patients. The graft was interposed between the short renal vessels and the vessels of the recipients. It was used for making end-to-end and end-to-side anastomoses between the donor's renal artery and the external iliac artery of the recipient in case of two recipients. The graft was used for lengthening the veins and making end-to-end anastomoses between the renal veins and external iliac veins in three other recipients.


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