Extended Donor Iliac Arterial Patch for Vascular Reconstruction During Pancreas Transplantation
Iliac arteries in allograft pancreas recipients may be compromised by the patient's underlying disease or previous surgical intervention. We describe a previously unreported arterial reconstruction using an extended segmental common/external iliac artery patch with anastomosis of the pancreatic Y-graft to the patch internal iliac artery, and review the options for arterial reconstruction reported by others. This technique may find application in both pancreas and kidney transplantation to salvage a damaged or diseased iliac artery.
Mercer, D. F.,
& Stevens, R. B.
(2004). Extended Donor Iliac Arterial Patch for Vascular Reconstruction During Pancreas Transplantation. American Journal of Transplantation, 4 (5), 834-837.