Immediately upon completing the donor nephrectomy, the renal artery was intubated by the perfusion cannula
and secured in place using a vicryl Endoloop device (Ethicon US, LLC).
ECMO cannulation consisted of a 24 Fr cannula placed in a femoral vein, a 19 Fr cannula placed in the contralateral femoral artery, and a 10 Fr distal perfusion cannula
placed in the same femoral artery.
Argenziano said, "The ESTECH Remote Access Perfusion Cannula
allowed us to support the patient during the robotic procedure through a small incision in the leg, and is critical technology for enabling closed chest and less invasive heart surgery techniques.