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May 1978

Renal Perfusion Preservation Without Cannulation: Prevention of Posttransplantation Renal Artery Stenosis

Author Affiliations

From the Organ Transplant Service, Department of Surgery, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC. Dr Oakes in now with the Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, Calif, and Dr Spees is now with the Baltimore City Hospitals, Baltimore.

Arch Surg. 1978;113(5):654-655. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1978.01370170116025

• 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)

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