Renal artery aneurysms in kidney grafts

Gianpiero Gravante, Francesco Pisani, Maurizio D'Angelo, Giuseppe Iaria, Giuseppe Orlando

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The shortage of organs has forced transplant surgeons to use grafts from marginal donors, even those presenting with important vascular alterations. In such cases, in-depth knowledge of the vascular anatomy and its variants, the correct identification and preservation of the arterial supply, and familiarity with microsurgical techniques for vascular reconstruction are mandatory. Renal artery aneurysms (RAAs) are an uncommon entity whose incidence is approximately .01%-.09% in the general population and .7%-.9% in subjects undergoing angiographic investigation. When present in renal grafts, they can be resected at the back-table and the graft can be successfully implanted.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAmerican Journal of Surgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2008


  • Aneurysmectomy
  • Marginal grafts
  • Renal artery aneurysm
  • Renal transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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