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An odd application of artificial vascular graft in the kidney transplantation of a patient with severe deep vein thrombosis: a case report.

Abstract
Transplantation of a living-related donor kidney was performed for a 41-year-old man. The planned right donor nephrectomy from the patient's 64-year-old father was uneventful. However the recipient's bilateral iliac veins and inferior vena cava were occluded, requiring a connection of the donor renal vein to the recipient's right great saphenous vein using an artificial vascular graft. On postoperative day 9, the patient recovered normal renal function with a serum creatinine that gradually decreased to 1.399 mg/dL. Color Doppler and computed tomography angiography imaging showed patency of the artificial vascular graft with no evidence of thrombosis. In addition, warfarin was used to improve his protein S deficiency.
AuthorsM Mo, L Peng, S Yu, C Gao
JournalTransplantation proceedings (Transplant Proc) Vol. 45 Issue 7 Pg. 2819-21 (Sep 2013) ISSN: 1873-2623 [Electronic] United States
PMID24034057 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article)
CopyrightCopyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Topics
  • Adult
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis
  • Humans
  • Kidney Function Tests
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Living Donors
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Saphenous Vein (surgery)
  • Venous Thrombosis (complications)

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