Circulatory arrest to protect transplant kidney in a patient with chronic type III dissection

Yagdi T. , BUKET S., TOKAT Y., Posaciolu H., Askar F. Z.

ANNALS OF VASCULAR SURGERY, vol.15, no.5, pp.575-577, 2001 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10016-001-0008-9
  • Page Numbers: pp.575-577


With broader indications for renal transplantation and improved allograft survival, it is anticipated that the problem of aortic disease in the post-transplant patient will be encountered with increasing frequency. We report a technique of protecting the transplant kidney from ischemic damage during distal aortic surgery. A 30-year-old renal transplant patient who had undergone an operation for ruptured chronic type III dissection 3 years previously underwent abdominal aortic aneurysm repair under hypothermic circulatory arrest. The patient recovered uneventfully and is presently doing well 1 year after the operation. Hypothermic circulatory arrest could be used in selected cases as a useful alternative for transplant kidney protection.