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Long-term results of infrainguinal arterial reconstruction with spliced veins are equal to results with non-spliced veins.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11472049     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: to determine the long term patency of spliced and non-spliced infrainguinal vein grafts. METHODS: a prospective registry of all patients undergoing infrainguinal arterial reconstruction with autogenous vein material was retrospectively interrogated. RESULTS: between October 1988 and August 2000, 515 infrainguinal arterial reconstructions were performed on 472 patients. A total of 429 bypasses were performed with uninterrupted greater saphenous vein, 86 reconstructions using spliced vein segments. There was no significant difference in primary (63% vs 57%) and primary assisted patency (81% vs 81%) of limb salvage (88% vs 91%) at 5 years. Limb salvage was not different (88% and 91% respectively). CONCLUSION the splicing of vein grafts does not compromise patency of limb salvage.
T Eugster; P Stierli; G Fischer; L Gürke
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1078-5884     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg     Publication Date:  2001 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-07-26     Completed Date:  2001-08-30     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9512728     Medline TA:  Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  152-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2001 Harcourt Publishers Limited.
Vascular Unit Kantonsspital Aarau.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Graft Occlusion, Vascular / etiology*
Ischemia / surgery*
Leg / blood supply*
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies
Retrospective Studies
Veins / transplantation*

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