We report the first case of a wide, iatrogenic, proximal disruption of the right external iliac artery, occurring during staging open lymph node dissection for prostate cancer, which was repaired by hypogastric artery transposition. The hypogastric artery was mobilized and rotated anteriorly, and sutured to the distal segment of the external iliac artery. This is a feasible, innovative and safe technique which permits, by a single anastomosis, the secure reconstruction of a vascular axis to the leg when other procedures are not accessible.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Scandinavian Journal of Urology and Nephrology|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|
- arterial autograft
- hypogastric artery
- prostate cancer
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