A successful case of salvage kidney transplantation using th
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Renal transplantation is the treatment of choice for chronic kidney disease and has been shown to have better outcomes than dialysis in multiple studies. In the standard procedure, the donor renal artery and vein are anastomosed to the external iliac vessels of the recipient. In cases of an unusable vein, such as thrombosis of the iliac vein or inferior vena cava (IVC), renal transplantation becomes extremely difficult. These issues were originally considered contraindications to renal transplant, but several case reports have demonstrated ways to circumvent the obstructed veins by using other systemic or portal veins in the area. This article presents an unusual case of kidney transplantation on a right external iliac vein (EIV) that contained a chronic thrombus extending to the common iliac vein (CIV) and infrarenal IVC, hence, partially obstructing the right EIV...

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