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March 1982

Transplant Renal Artery ThrombosisRevascularization After 5½ Hours of Ischemia

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Surgery, Veterans Administration Medical Center and University of California, San Diego.

Arch Surg. 1982;117(3):361-362. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1982.01380270073016

• Restoration of blood flow to a transplanted kidney following renal artery thrombosis should provide a good model for determining the tolerance of the human kidney to normothermic ischemia. Two cases were seen in which function returned after two and 5½ hours of occlusion. These, together with two other similar cases reported previously, suggest that attempted revascularization is worthwhile even after several hours of ischemia.

(Arch Surg 1982;117:361-362)