Korean J Transplant.  2022 Nov;36(Supple 1):S326. 10.4285/ATW2022.F-4663.

Kidney transplant in a pediatric patient with double inferior vena cava: a case report

  • 1Department of Organ Transplant and Vascular Surgery, National Kidney and Transplant Institute, Quezon City, Philippines


Renal transplant is the gold standard for treatment of end-stage renal disease. One of the obstacles that can be encountered during surgery is an anatomic anomaly which could complicate the surgery. One of these rare anomalies is a double inferior vena cava which is reported in 0.2% to 0.3% of the population. We present a case of an 8-year-old female with and end-stage renal disease secondary to congenital anomalies of kidney and urinary tract who underwent kidney transplant living related donor (mother). During the transplant procedure, the donated kidney was transplanted to the right iliac fossa and the allograft vein was anastomosed to inferior vena cava and the allograft artery was anastomosed to the common iliac artery. The surgery was successful and was unremarkable postoperatively. The patient was discharged with normal renal function.

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