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The Use of Bovine Pericardium for Complex Urologic Venous Reconstruction.
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PMID:  24275287     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: To describe the use of bovine pericardium (BP) in several scenarios for venous patching and as a tubularized graft in urologic surgery.
METHODS: BP was used as patch or tubularized graft in 7 patients between 2010 and 2013. Clinical scenarios and operative indications were reviewed. We used BP as a patch graft for the inferior vena cava (IVC) (N = 3) and for the iliac venous system (N = 1) to restore venous outflow. Tubularized grafts were used (N = 2) to replace the left renal vein in oncology procedures and during renal autotransplantation (N = 1). Surgical technique is reviewed in detail.
RESULTS: We used BP as a venous patching in 4 cases and as a tubularized graft in 3 cases. There was no evidence of venous thrombosis of the replaced system with a mean of 14.8 months (range, 9-26) follow-up.
CONCLUSION: The use of BP as a patch or tubularized graft is an option for complicated urologic venous reconstruction. Although the follow-up interval is relatively short and this initial series small, our initial results are promising.
Sarah Coleman; Hannah Kerr; Venkatesh Krishnamurthi; Alvin Wee; Michael Gong; Islam Ghoneim; John C Rabets
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-11-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Urology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1527-9995     ISO Abbreviation:  Urology     Publication Date:  2013 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-11-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0366151     Medline TA:  Urology     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH. Electronic address:
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