October 1977

Successful Simultaneous Renal Transplantation and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysmectomy

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus.

Arch Surg. 1977;112(10):1218-1219. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1977.01370100072014

• At the time of related donor renal transplantation, a 49-year-old man with chronic glomerulonephritis was found to have a large fusiform aneurysm involving the internal and external iliac arteries, the abdominal aorta, and both common iliac arteries. Transplantation and abdominal aneurysmectomy using a standard Dacron bifurcation graft were successfully carried out. This patient has had no associated complications and is currently five years after transplantation and aneurysmectomy, with excellent renal function. It is believed that transplantation may now be offered to an older age group of patients with end-stage renal disease in whom atherosclerosis will have developed as a natural process of aging.

(Arch Surg 112:1218-1219, 1977)