Polytetrafluoroethylene vascular graft as a rescuer of short renal vessels during kidney transplantation.

@article{Naderi2009PolytetrafluoroethyleneVG,
  title={Polytetrafluoroethylene vascular graft as a rescuer of short renal vessels during kidney transplantation.},
  author={Gholam Hossein Naderi and Darab Mehraban and Seyed Mohammad Kazemeyni and Seyed Reza Yahyazadeh and Amir Hossein Latif},
  journal={Urology journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={6 1},
  pages={
          47-9
        }
}
Received April 2008 Accepted November 2008 INTRODUCTION Short or damaged renal vessels represent a serious challenge during kidney transplantation. The increasing risk of thrombosis, bleeding, or compromised kidney function often leads to declining the donated kidneys with damaged vessels.(1) We here describe 5 kidney transplantations in which a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) vascular graft was interposed between the short renal vessels and the recipient’s vessels. The PTFE graft was used both… CONTINUE READING

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