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July 15, 1968

Use of Vascular Stapler in Clinical Renal Transplantation

Author Affiliations

From the Tulane University School of Medicine, and Charity Hospital of Louisiana, New Orleans.

JAMA. 1968;205(3):180-181. doi:10.1001/jama.1968.03140290072024

During organ transplants, the time the organ is ischemic can be reduced to a minimum by procedures which facilitate rapid vascular anastomoses. A vascular stapler was used for an end-to-end anastomosis of the hypogastric artery to the renal artery.