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The influence of tissue expanders on grafted vessels.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2626836     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Interpositionally grafted arteries and veins were expanded with a 20cc tissue expanders in 50 Sprague-Dawley rats. The grafts were done on both hind legs, one side was expanded and the remaining side was used as control. The average gain in length of expanded grafted arteries and veins was over 4 and 6 times that of the controls respectively. The differences in the patency rates between expanded and control grafts were not statistically significant. Histologic examination revealed that there were no changes in the areas of the media and lengths of the inner elastic laminae of the expanded arterial grafts. In both expanded and control vein grafts, marked intimal thickening was noticed, although these changes were not statistically significant. Expansion of grafted vessels can be safely carried out without loss of vessel patency.
S H Lee; C Hong; J W Futrell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Yonsei medical journal     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0513-5796     ISO Abbreviation:  Yonsei Med. J.     Publication Date:  1989 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-03-30     Completed Date:  1990-03-30     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0414003     Medline TA:  Yonsei Med J     Country:  KOREA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  327-33     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Femoral Artery / anatomy & histology*,  transplantation
Rats, Inbred Strains
Tissue Expansion Devices*
Vascular Patency
Veins / anatomy & histology*,  transplantation

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