Extra-anatomic bypass. Review of 60 cases using PTFE grafts

D. J. Pradhan, J. M. Juanteguy, E. Michelson, O. Abosch

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Based on our small series of 59 patients, we feel that polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) grafts, possessing characteristics unique to this material, may prove very useful in extraanatomic vascular procedures. In poor-risk patients with markedly ischemic limbs, 60 bypasses resulted in 100 per cent patency with good and fair runoffs over a two year period of follow-up and 46.4 per cent patency in poor runoff cases followed for over 18 months. The short-term results, we feel, warrant further clinical trials with this material.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)258-260
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Surgeon
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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