Arterial Complication After Simultaneous Pancreas-Kidney Transplantation From an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Donor: A Case Report

K. Shimizu, S. Miyagi, Kai Maida, W. Nakanishi, Yasuyuki Hara, K. Tokodai, C. Nakanishi, Y. Umeda, Susumu Satomi, M. Goto, M. Unno, T. Kamei

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Abstract

Background: With the current disparity between the donor organ availability and recipient needs, various marginal organs with anatomical variations or concomitant diseases have begun to be used. We present a case of simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation (SPKTx) from a marginal donor with a giant abdominal aortic aneurysm who was incidentally found to be an organ donor after brain death. Case presentation: The donor was a 66-year-old man who died of brain hemorrhage. We performed cannulation of the aorta from the distal part of left common iliac artery because the aneurysm extended from pararenal aorta to the bilateral common iliac artery. Furthermore, we prepared the left common carotid artery as the backup root of cannulation. Fortunately, we could perfuse the organs from the left common iliac artery. Subsequently, we retrieved the heart, liver, pancreas, and kidney grafts and performed SPKTx. The recipient received anatomically and functionally normal organs. At 19 days after transplantation, a rupture of the renal artery occurred on the graft side. We detected the bleeding point and it was managed quickly. Conclusions: We safely retrieved the organs from a marginal donor and performed the cooperative donation using a creative approach. We dealt with the complications through cautious postoperative management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2891-2894
Number of pages4
JournalTransplantation Proceedings
Volume50
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Nov

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Transplantation

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