• Cadaver kidneys were preserved by a technique that uses hypothermic pulsatile perfusion without cannulation of the renal arteries. This avoids the mechanical trauma that is inevitably associated with cannulation and preserves a maximum of untraumatized arterial tissue. Cannulation injury is thus eliminated as a potential cause of renal artery stenosis. Revascularization is simplified, especially when multiple renal arteries are attached to a cuff of aorta.
(Arch Surg 113:654-655, 1978)
Oakes DD, Spees EK, Light JA, Flye MW. Renal Perfusion Preservation Without CannulationPrevention of Posttransplantation Renal Artery Stenosis. Arch Surg. 1978;113(5):654-655. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1978.01370170116025