Multiple Renal Arteries in Live Donor Renal Transplantation; Impact on Graft Function and Outcome: A Prospective Cohort Study

Dilushi Rowena Wijayaratne, Dinesha Himali Sudusinghe, Nalaka Gunawansa
2018 Open Journal of Organ Transplant Surgery  
The presence of multiple renal arteries (MRA) in the donor allograft was once a contraindication to transplantation. Despite concerns about risks, these allografts are being increasingly used to overcome a shortage of renal donors. Objectives: To compare the outcomes of live-donor renal allografts with multiple and single renal arteries (SRA) in terms of overall ischemia times, early and late graft function, and vascular and urological complications. Methods: A prospective, non-randomized
more » ... study was conducted including all live donor renal transplants done by the Vascular and Transplant
doi:10.4236/ojots.2018.81001 fatcat:p2wlpe6zy5hepdgzv7wdfvpvem