Advertisement

We describe 2 techniques that allow right renal vein extension and prevent renal vein stenosis if the cephalic portion of the renal vein has been amputated when the liver is separated from the kidneys during multiple organ retrieval. These techniques were successfully used in 8 cadaver kidney transplant recipients.

References

  • 1 : Right renal vein extension in cadaver kidney transplantation. Arch. Surg.1978; 113: 300. Google Scholar
  • 2 : Technic for lengthening the right renal vein of cadaver donor kidneys. Amer. J. Surg.1978; 135: 867. Google Scholar
  • 3 : Clam-shell technique for right renal vein extension in cadaver kidney transplantation. J. Urol.1988; 140: 1479. AbstractGoogle Scholar
  • 4 : Use of vena cava to obtain additional length for the right renal vein during transplantation of cadaveric kidneys. J. Urol.1989; 141: 1143. AbstractGoogle Scholar

Division of Urology and Renal Transplantation, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon

Advertisement