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Superficial femoral artery as inflow for bypass to the proximal popliteal artery.
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PMID:  2262497     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We have obtained long term follow-up on 58 patients in whom the superficial femoral artery was used as a donor site for bypass to the proximal popliteal artery. The indication for the reconstructive procedure was intermittent claudication 36%, rest pain 34%, and gangrene 26%. All patients had angiographic evidence of a patent proximal superficial femoral artery and many had relative indications for short bypass such as limited saphenous vein availability or compromised medical condition. There was a cumulative patency rate of 79% by life table method for the series with a six year follow-up. We have observed that the superficial femoral artery is a satisfactory inflow site for proximal popliteal bypass grafts in selected patients. The procedure can maximize use of a limited segment of vein with minimal operative time and morbidity. Inflow stenosis can be revised or long bypass procedures can be offered in the event of graft failure.
R M Peer; J F Upson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0021-9509     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Publication Date:    1990 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-02-04     Completed Date:  1991-02-04     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0066127     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  735-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, State University of New York, Buffalo General Hospital.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Aged, 80 and over
Arterial Occlusive Diseases / complications,  radiography,  surgery*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis
Femoral Artery / surgery*
Follow-Up Studies
Graft Occlusion, Vascular / epidemiology,  physiopathology
Life Tables
Middle Aged
Popliteal Artery / surgery*
Postoperative Complications / epidemiology,  physiopathology
Saphenous Vein / transplantation*
Vascular Patency

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