Successful renal vein reconstruction with bovine arterial heterografts.
Extensive damage to a short right renal vein complicated transplant surgery in two patients. The use of a segment of modified bovine arterial heterograft permitted successful transplantation in both cases. These results are in contrast to the reported inability of bovine arterial heterografts to remain patent elsewhere in the systemic venous system.
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Spees, E. K., Jr, Oakes, D. D., Light, J. A., Perloff, L. J., & Reckard, C. R. (1977). Successful renal vein reconstruction with bovine arterial heterografts. Annals of surgery, 186(6), 749–751. https://doi.org/10.1097/00000658-197712000-00016
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Surgery