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Transplantation. 2003 Apr 15;75(7):1048-9.

Renal transplantation for the hemodialysis patient with axillofemoral bypass.

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  • 1Department of Urology, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine, 1-4-3 Asahi-machi, Abeno-ku, Osaka 545-8585, Japan.



Axillofemoral bypass grafts are used in the treatment of aortoiliac occlusive disease caused by atherosclerosis. There have been no previous reports on renal transplantation used as treatment for chronic renal failure after an axillofemoral bypass graft being placed because of atypical coarctation of the aorta.


The patient was a 47-year-old woman who had received regular hemodialysis for 15 years. Axillofemoral bypass surgery was performed because of atypical coarctation of the aorta in October 1999. Three years after surgery, she underwent renal transplantation.


Renal transplantation was successful, and helical computed tomography demonstrated patent graft bypass and good nephrographic effects of the renal artery.


Even though dialysis patients with atypical coarctation of the aorta are treated with an axillofemoral bypass, it is possible for them to undergo regular renal transplantation, if part of the external or internal iliac artery is intact.

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