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[Vascular prostheses and renal transplantation]

Abstract : OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the complications, the morbidity and mortality of renal transplantation in patients with a vascular prosthesis inserted either prior to or at the same time as renal transplantation. PATIENTS AND METHOD: Between January 2001 and January 2006, six renal transplantations were performed in patients with arterial vascular prostheses or requiring concomitant insertion of a vascular prosthesis during renal transplantation. The mean age was 58 years [range: 47-69 years]. In each case, we evaluated operative difficulties, complications and postoperative course (morbidity, mortality) and the renal functional result. RESULTS: The mean operating time was 230 minutes [range: 130-380 minutes] with a mean blood loss of 390 ml [175-750 ml]. Three patients required another surgical operation for femoral thrombosis, iliofemoral thrombosis and compressive haematoma. The median length of hospital stay was 21 days [range: 9-78 days]. Graft function was restored immediately in all six patients, and one case of graft loss was observed. The morbidity was higher than that usually observed after renal transplantation. With a mean follow-up of 26 months, the vascular and renal results are satisfactory. CONCLUSION: Renal transplantation in patients with a history of vascular prosthesis or requiring replacement of the vascular prosthesis at the same time as renal transplantation can be performed with satisfactory results but with an increased morbidity. The vascular treatment must be part of a multidisciplinary strategy in the context of transplantation.
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Damien Cellarier, Guillaume Guichard, Pierre-Yves Loock, Stéphane Bernardini, Eric Chabannes, et al.. [Vascular prostheses and renal transplantation]. Progrès en Urologie, Elsevier Masson, 2006, 16 (5), pp.554-8. ⟨inserm-00473450⟩



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