In summary, our long-term results with the use of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty for the treatment of transplant renal artery stenosis demonstrate a number of late failures following the procedure; other factors may have contributed in part to the failure, as well as the 10% incidence of graft loss. Despite this, PTA has been a useful modality in these patients and still compares favorably with surgery in terms of safety. We continue to use PTA as our primary method of managing patients with renal artery stenosis. More studies are needed to determine the proper place of PTA in the management of renal artery stenosis following transplantation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Dialysis and Transplantation|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1990|