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Surgical experience with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) as a replacement graft for traumatized vessels.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  156259     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
With the increased nationwide incidence of major vascular injuries, the need for interposition grafting has become quite common in major trauma centers. Despite extensive experience with such injuries, the choice of a substitute conduit remains controversial. Recent studies have demonstrated the potential of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) as a replacement graft for small arteries and veins. The surgical services at the Ben Taub General Hospital began to use PTFE grafts in traumatic vascular wounds approximately 2 years ago. Eight axillary arteries and 12 brachial arteries have had interposition grafting with PTFE prostheses. Eleven patients have required PTFE interposition grafts in repair of traumatized common, superficial, and profunda femoris arteries and common femoral veins; eight patients had reconstruction in the popliteal artery or vein. Three patients had renal artery revascularization procedures following blunt abdominal trauma, three patient had segmental replacement of the superior mesenteric artery following gunshot wounds, and one carotid artery, one iliac vein, and two axillary veins were grafted with PTFE. All patients with segmental repair of axillary, brachial, femoral, and popliteal vessels have maintained good distal pulses and viable extremities. No grafts have thrombosed, nor become infected, in spite of soft-tissue injury encountered at time or repair. In situations requiring interposition graft placement for reestablishment of distal flow in small arteries and veins, PTFE grafts appear to be an acceptable prosthesis.
G D Vaughan; K L Mattox; D V Feliciano; A C Beall; M E DeBakey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of trauma     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0022-5282     ISO Abbreviation:  J Trauma     Publication Date:  1979 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-09-01     Completed Date:  1979-09-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376373     Medline TA:  J Trauma     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  403-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Vessel Prosthesis* / methods
Blood Vessels / injuries*
Middle Aged
Polyethylene Terephthalates
Wounds, Gunshot / surgery
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Polyethylene Terephthalates; 9002-84-0/Polytetrafluoroethylene

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