External Iliac Artery Anastomosis and Internal Iliac Artery Anastomosis for Artery anastomosis in Deceased-donor Kidney Transplantation and Multifactorial Analysis of Graft Survival

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Kara S., Korkut E., Aksungur N., Altundas N., Ozturk G., Demir Z. Y.

JCPSP-JOURNAL OF THE COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS PAKISTAN, vol.32, no.10, pp.1313-1317, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.29271/jcpsp.2022.10.1313
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.1313-1317
  • Keywords: Kidney transplantation, Surgical anastomosis, Delayed graft function, Graft survival, MULTIPLE RENAL-ARTERIES, RECONSTRUCTION, ALLOGRAFT
  • Ataturk University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: To determine the effects of surgical techniques applied to arterial anastomosis for kidney transplantation on the graft outcome.Study Design: Observational study.Place and Duration of Study: Organ Transplantation Center, Ataturk University Research Hospital and School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey, from January 2010 to January 2020.Methodology: In total, 143 consecutive patients who underwent deceased-donor-donor kidney transplantation during a 10-years period were retrospectively analysed. All patients were divided into two groups according to the vascular anastomosis techniques (end-to side external iliac and end-to-end internal iliac). The two groups were compared in terms of urine volume on postoperative days 1 and 7; blood creatinine levels on postoperative days 1, 2, and 7; complications; and graft survival.Results: The mean patient age was 42.04 +/- 11.1 years. No significant difference was observed between creatinine values and urine amounts for both surgical techniques (p >0.05). Only the amount of urine on the postoperative 7th day had a significant effect on graft survival (p <0.05). There was no significant difference between the two anastomosis techniques in terms of graft survival (p >0.05).Conclusion: Both surgical techniques can be used safely in renal transplantation and arterial anastomosis. Also, decreased urine volume during follow-up can be considered as an early indicator of graft loss in the long-term.