Extended Donor Iliac Arterial Patch for Vascular Reconstruction during Pancreas Transplantation

David F. Mercer, Theodore Rigley, R. Brian Stevens

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Iliac arteries in allograft pancreas recipients may be compromised by the patient's underlying disease or previous surgical intervention. We describe a previously unreported arterial reconstruction using an extended segmental common/external iliac artery patch with anastomosis of the pancreatic Y-graft to the patch internal iliac artery, and review the options for arterial reconstruction reported by others. This technique may find application in both pancreas and kidney transplantation to salvage a damaged or diseased iliac artery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)834-837
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Transplantation
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2004



  • Arterial dissection
  • Pancreatic transplantation
  • Vascular reconstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Transplantation
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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