Donor risk factors for renal graft thrombosis

Transplant Proc. 2007 Jan-Feb;39(1):138-9. doi: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2006.10.228.


Graft thrombosis is one of the most devastating complications of transplantation. In obtaining consent prior to transplant, it is useful to share potential risk factors with the recipient. In order to do this, we explored the impact of different risk factors that could contribute to this complication. Using multivariate analysis we found that neither multiple vessels nor vascular injury had a bearing on the risk of graft thrombosis but atheroma did (P < .02).

MeSH terms

  • Analysis of Variance
  • Anticoagulants / therapeutic use
  • Atherosclerosis / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Kidney Transplantation / adverse effects*
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Postoperative Complications / epidemiology*
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Risk Factors
  • Thrombosis / epidemiology*


  • Anticoagulants