Anatomic basis of right renal vein extension for cadaveric kidney transplantation.

@article{Janschek2004AnatomicBO,
  title={Anatomic basis of right renal vein extension for cadaveric kidney transplantation.},
  author={Elisabeth C S Janschek and Alexander U Rothe and Thomas Joachim H{\"o}lzenbein and Felix Langer and Peter C. Brugger and Herwig Pokorny and Christoph M. Domenig and Susanne Rasoul-Rockenschaub and Ferdinand Muehlbacher},
  journal={Urology},
  year={2004},
  volume={63 4},
  pages={660-4}
}
OBJECTIVES The right renal vein (RRV) may be difficult to anastomose in right cadaveric kidney transplantation, especially in obese recipients in whom iliac vessels are deep. In this study, gain of length and feasibility in the presence of vascular variations obtained with three common techniques of renal vein augmentation--clamshell (CS), transverse closure of the inferior vena cava (TC), and cava conduit (CC)--were analyzed and compared to the Carrel-patch technique. METHODS The renal… CONTINUE READING