De novo renal artery aneurysm presenting 6 years after transplantation: A complication of recurrent arterial stenosis?

Shelby H. Burkey, Miguel A. Vazquez, R. James Valentine

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Abstract

Pseudoaneurysms represent a well-recognized vascular complication of renal transplantation, but true aneurysms involving the donor renal artery have not been described. We report a patient who had a de novo aneurysm of the donor renal artery 6 years after receiving a cadaveric renal transplant from a child. The aneurysm was repaired successfully, and allograft function was preserved. Histologic evidence confirmed that the lesion was a true aneurysm. Given the potential for graft loss associated with complications of unrepaired aneurysms, we believe that the presence of a true aneurysm in a donor renal artery represents an indication for repair.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)388-391
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of vascular surgery
Volume32
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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