Acute limb ischemia after transplantation in a patient with persistent sciatic artery

Shivaiah Balachandra, Anup Singh, Omar Al-Ani, Noosha Baqi

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Abstract

Background. Improved surgical techniques have contributed to a better outcome in kidney transplantation, and graft failure secondary to technical complications is unusual. Methods. We describe a surgical complication secondary to a rare and unexpected vascular anomaly in a pediatric renal transplant that resulted in considerable morbidity. Results. Our patient had a persistent sciatic artery as a dominant source of blood supply to the lower limb. Ligation of this vessel during anastomosis with the transplant kidney vasculature led to severe ischemic damage to the leg. Conclusion. This vascular malformation, if undetected, can lead to serious complications. We present a review of the literature regarding this malformation and its management with regard to renal transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)651-673
Number of pages23
JournalTransplantation
Volume66
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 15 1998
Externally publishedYes

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Ischemia
Extremities
Arteries
Transplantation
Transplants
Kidney Transplantation
Kidney
Vascular Malformations
Ligation
Blood Vessels
Lower Extremity
Leg
Pediatrics
Morbidity

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  • Transplantation
  • Immunology

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Acute limb ischemia after transplantation in a patient with persistent sciatic artery. / Balachandra, Shivaiah; Singh, Anup; Al-Ani, Omar; Baqi, Noosha.

In: Transplantation, Vol. 66, No. 5, 15.09.1998, p. 651-673.

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Balachandra, Shivaiah ; Singh, Anup ; Al-Ani, Omar ; Baqi, Noosha. / Acute limb ischemia after transplantation in a patient with persistent sciatic artery. In: Transplantation. 1998 ; Vol. 66, No. 5. pp. 651-673.
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