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Occluded infrainguinal reconstructions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3756657     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The causes of failure of infrainguinal arterial reconstruction vary with the method of reconstruction used. The commonest cause of autogenous vein-graft failure is myointimal hyperplasia of the graft itself. The commonest cause of polytetrafluoroethylene-graft failure, on the other hand, appears to be a myointimal hyperplastic lesion of the artery at, or just beyond, the distal anastomosis of the graft. Strategies for dealing with these two forms of graft failure, including the use of thrombolytic therapy, are discussed.
J A Mannick
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de chirurgie     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0008-428X     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Surg     Publication Date:  1986 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-11-03     Completed Date:  1986-11-03     Revised Date:  2007-08-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372715     Medline TA:  Can J Surg     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  349-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Vessel Prosthesis / adverse effects*
Fibrinolytic Agents / therapeutic use
Leg / blood supply*
Postoperative Complications
Thrombosis / drug therapy,  etiology,  surgery
Time Factors
Umbilical Veins / transplantation
Veins / transplantation*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fibrinolytic Agents; 9002-84-0/Polytetrafluoroethylene

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