Sections View Full Chapter Figures Tables Videos Annotate Full Chapter Figures Tables Videos Supplementary Content ++ We propose this technique (Figures 112-3 and 112-4) for cases where vessels have kinks/twists that compromise flow and do not resolve with other approaches such as placing a buttressing fat pad and/or repositioning the transplanted organ. Our approach (developed by Michael B Silva Jr, MD) entails opening in a longitudinal fashion a ringed PTFE graft (or other type of graft that will retain its shape) and using it as an external stenting support placed around the kinked/twisted vessel. Although in the diagrams we illustrate an external stenting of the iliac artery and of the transplant renal artery, this technique can be applied to any vessel individually. When the stent encompasses the transplant renal artery anastomosis or a branching vessel, an opening in the PTFE graft should be made to account for such branching. ++ FIGURE 112-3 Graphic Jump LocationView Full Size||Download Slide (.ppt) ++ FIGURE 112-4 Graphic Jump LocationView Full Size||Download Slide (.ppt) Your Access profile is currently affiliated with '[InstitutionA]' and is in the process of switching affiliations to '[InstitutionB]'. Please click ‘Continue’ to continue the affiliation switch, otherwise click ‘Cancel’ to cancel signing in. Get Free Access Through Your Institution Learn how to see if your library subscribes to McGraw Hill Medical products. Subscribe: Institutional or Individual Sign In Username Error: Please enter User Name Password Error: Please enter Password Forgot Password? Forgot Username? Sign in via OpenAthens Sign in via Shibboleth You already have access! Please proceed to your institution's subscription. Create a free a profile for additional features.