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Case Reports in Transplantation
Volume 2013, Article ID 791413, 3 pages
Case Report

Aneurysmectomy with Partial Nephrectomy on a Living Donor Renal Allograft: A Case Report

1Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL 33136, USA
2Miami Transplant Institute, 1801 NW 9th Ave., Highland Professional Building, Miami, FL33136, USA

Received 12 January 2013; Accepted 22 January 2013

Academic Editors: D. Capone, C. F. Classen, R. Grenda, N. Leveque, and G. Schlaf

Copyright © 2013 Siegfredo Paloyo 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.


Vascular anomalies among living kidney donors are seldom encountered and their presence offers a complex opportunity for every transplant surgeon. Furthermore, there has been an increasing trend with the use of marginal or kidneys with pathology to address the shortage of organs. We report a rare case of a kidney allograft with a saccular aneurysm and renal cortical cysts for which an excision with primary repair and partial nephrectomy were done, respectively. The recipient was a 45-year-old female with lupus nephritis and significant comorbidities who had excellent recovery and outcome. With good surgical techniques, these types of grafts continue to provide acceptable outcome but safety of the donor should be of utmost importance.