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June 1978

Transplant Renal Artery Stenosis Occurring in Both Recipients From a Single Donor

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Surgery (Drs Collins, Johansen, and Halasz) and Radiology (Dr Bookstein), Veterans Administration Hospital, and the University of California, San Diego.

Arch Surg. 1978;113(6):767-769. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1978.01370180109022

• Stenosis of the renal artery is increasingly being recognized as a cause of hypertension and renal failure after kidney transplantation. To our knowledge, this is the first report of an almost simultaneous occurrence of this complication in both recipients of kidneys from a single donor. In both cases, surgical correction led to improved renal function and amelioration of the hypertension.

(Arch Surg 113:767-769, 1978)