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Case Reports in Nephrology
Volume 2015, Article ID 291796, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/291796
Case Report

Common Iliac Artery Thrombosis following Pelvic Surgery Resulting in Kidney Allograft Failure Successfully Treated by Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty with Balloon-Expandable Covered Stent

Department of Medicine, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Department of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02135, USA

Received 18 June 2015; Accepted 30 July 2015

Academic Editor: Helmut H. Schiffl

Copyright © 2015 Maheswara S. Golla et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

We report the case of a 66-year-old woman who developed acute kidney allograft failure due to thrombotic occlusion of the common iliac artery after hysterectomy requiring emergent allograft rescue. She underwent percutaneous transluminal angioplasty with endovascular balloon expandable covered stent graft placement in the right common iliac artery. Although there are a handful of case reports of acute limb ischemia secondary to acute common iliac artery thrombosis, this is the first case reported in the literature resulting in successful kidney allograft rescue following pelvic surgery.