March 1973

Preservation of Canine Kidneys With Hypothermic Nonpulsatile Perfusion

Author Affiliations

Munich, Germany
From Chirurgische Universitätsklinik München, Munich, Germany.

Arch Surg. 1973;106(3):301-303. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1973.01350150039011

Dog kidneys were perfused with hypothermic human albumin by a nonpulsatile method for 72 hours and then transplanted. Successful 72-hour preservation was possible, but depended on the applied perfusion pressure. In viable kidneys, no rising perfusion pressure and only slight increases in kidney weight during perfusion were found.

That these results may be transferred to human cadaver kidney preservation was shown by four successful nonpulsatile perfusions up to 24 hours in duration.