There were 13 arterial complications in 202 transplants done in 162 patients, an incidence of 6.5 percent. Renal arterial stenosis was demonstrated by angiogram in six kidneys; four were reconstructed succesfully. Four renal arterial occlusions were found in delayed rejected kidneys. Of three dehiscences secondary to infection, all led to graftectomy. One of these patients died 56 days later due to infectious hepatitis, and one underwent a successful retransplant. One patient had an occluded iliac artery which was repaired successfully. A single venous complication occurred in one patient.
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|Published - 1976