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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2015 Oct 27

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Endovascular repair of delayed giant iliac pseudoaneurysm following simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation with preserved allografts function

Tshomba Y., Apruzzi L., Kahlberg A., Baccellieri D., Vitale R., Chiesa R.

Department of Vascular Surgery, Vita-salute University, IRCCS San Raffaele Milano, Italy


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We present a case of endovascular repair of a giant iliac artery pseudoaneurysm following simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation. A 64-year-old female presented to the emergency room with right flank pain 10 months after kidney and pancreas transplantation on the right iliac axis. Investigations revealed a 9.5 cm pseudoaneurysm originating from the anastomosis between the graft renal artery and the external iliac artery. The pseudoaneurysm was successfully excluded emergently with a covered stent graft preserving the normal perfusion and function of both transplanted organs. Endovascular repair may be a good and low-invasive option in selected patients with transplant renal artery pseudoaneurysm.

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