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Anastomotic aneurysms following arterial grafting: A 10-year experience.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  952565     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A multi-faceted pathogenesis of vascular anastomotic aneurysms encompassing both the earlier and modern eras of vascular surgery has been proposed. A review of the clinical records of patients with such aneurysms suggests that while silk sutures were an important causative factor in the earlier era, this complication continues to occur with the more recent use of synthetic suture material. Future examination of the data suggests that the location of the anastomosis remains important in the development of these aneurysms. Moreover, operative findings suggest that graft tension, shearing and vibration forces along the suture line and degeneration of the host vessel are the more important causative factors today.
J V Richardson; H A Mcdowell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of surgery     Volume:  184     ISSN:  0003-4932     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Surg.     Publication Date:  1976 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-10-02     Completed Date:  1976-10-02     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372354     Medline TA:  Ann Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  179-82     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm / etiology*,  surgery
Aorta / surgery
Arterial Occlusive Diseases / surgery
Arteries / surgery*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis*
Femoral Artery / surgery
Leg / blood supply
Middle Aged
Popliteal Artery / surgery
Postoperative Complications* / surgery
Saphenous Vein / transplantation
Transplantation, Homologous

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