Successful renal vein reconstruction with bovine arterial heterografts

Ann Surg. 1977 Dec;186(6):749-51. doi: 10.1097/00000658-197712000-00016.


Extensive damage to a short right renal vein complicated transplant surgery in two patients. The use of a segment of modified bovine arterial heterograft permitted successful transplantation in both cases. These results are in contrast to the reported inability of bovine arterial heterografts to remain patent elsewhere in the systemic venous system.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Animals
  • Arteries / transplantation*
  • Cattle
  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Renal Veins / surgery*
  • Transplantation, Heterologous*
  • Transplantation, Homologous