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Evaluation of Number of Renal Arteries in Live Related Renal Donors by CT Angiography and Conventional Angiography

Amjad Sattar, Shabbir Naeem, Ahsan Ali, Mustafa Akhtar, Adeeb Rizvi, Anwar Naqvi
Renal transplantation represents the best available replacement treatment for patients with end stage renal disease patients than performing dialysis, and living donor transplantation has been shown to offer better graft survival than cadaver donor renal transplantation. It was demonstrated that kidneys from living, unrelated donors succeed as well as kidneys obtained from brothers and sisters who share half of the tissue matching antigens with kidney recipients. The study was carried out at
more » ... s carried out at department of Angiography, Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) from January 2009 to September 2011. A total of 30 patients were included in the study. Informed consent was taken from all patients. Result demonstrates a total of 115 renal arteries in 60 kidneys of donors were depicted at CT angiography (CTA). Only 57 of kidneys showed more than one or multiple arteries, 52 of these had two renal arteries, and 6 had three renal arteries.
doi:10.29052/ijehsr.v2.i1.2014.11-15 fatcat:2d7kepuxgzhxhas2zuknqn6y4q