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Sept 2, 1968

Short-Term Preservation of the Cadaveric Kidney

Author Affiliations

From the Laboratory for Surgical Research, Departments of Surgery and nephrology, Rambam Government Hospital, Haifa, Israel.

JAMA. 1968;205(10):689-690. doi:10.1001/jama.1968.03140360049010

A new method for performing cadaveric renal homoplastic grafts shortens ischemic time; reduces the possibility of tubular necrosis, genetic incompatibility, and trauma to the graft; and eliminates the necessity for emergency operation. These advantages are a result of temporarily connecting the proposed graft to an arteriovenous shunt before transplantation. Good results were obtained in six patients on 11 occasions.