Actas Urológicas Españolas
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AGUILERA TUBET, C. et al. Renal transplantation in patients with a vascular aortobifemoral prosthesis. Actas Urol Esp [online]. 2008, vol.32, n.3, pp.341-344. ISSN 0210-4806.
Introduction: Nowadays, it is much more common in end stage renal disease patients with vascular grafts, to be kidney transplant candidates. We expose our experience in five cases. Material and methods: Of all 1,483 kidneys transplanted in our center, 5 recipients had a previous aortobifemoral bypass (2 due to abdominal aortic aneurysm, and 3 due to vascular occlusive disease). We review the clinical features, outcome and complications in these patients. Results: The vascular surgery was done 6 months to 16 years prior to transplantation. The renal transplant was done in iliac fossa with arterial anastomosis to the vascular graft. Surgical complications were: 1 renal artery thrombosis that was treated with thrombectomy, and 1 stricture at the ureterovesical junction. 2 patients dead at 6 months and 7 years with a functioning allograft and 3 patients live with functional allograft at 7 months, 3 years and 7 years. Conclusion: Kidney transplantation may be successful in selected patients with aortobifemoral bypass.
Palabras clave : Renal grafts; Prosthesis; Renal failure.