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THE JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Rivista di Chirurgia Cardiaca, Vascolare e Toracica
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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 1998 December;39(6):765-7
Successful surgical management of a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm in a renal transplant patient. A case report
Lachachi F., Ostyn E., Sekkal S., Peyronnet P.*, Cornu E., Laskar M., Christides C.
From the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery * Department of Nephrology Dupuytren University Hospital Limoges Cedex, France
With extended indications for renal transplantation and increasing survival, it can be expected that atherosclerotic vascular disease in the post-transplant patient will become more frequent. The authors report a case of a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm in a renal transplant recipient. A temporary axillo-femoral shunt was used to maintain perfusion of the renal graft during aortic cross-clamping. They review the literature and discuss the available methods for preserving renal function.