Iatrogenic external iliac artery disruption during open pelvic lymph node dissection: Successful repair with hypogastric artery transposition

Massimo Lazzeri, George Benaim, Damiano Turini, Patrizia Beneforti, Filippo Turini

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-207
Number of pages3
JournalScandinavian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
Volume31
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1997

Keywords

  • arterial autograft
  • hypogastric artery
  • lymphadenectomy
  • prostate cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology
  • Urology

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