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A simple technique to prevent graft kinking during tunneling of a reversed vein femoropopliteal bypass graft.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17387575     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Kinking of reversed vein grafts is a recognized cause of early graft failure following femoropopliteal bypass. The commonly employed technique of marking one side of the vein prior to tunneling does not prevent graft twisting and kinking with absolute certainty, as proven by postoperative sonographic evidence. The authors herein describe a technique of tunneling the graft while distended, which resulted in no occurrence of either graft kinking or twisting based on ultrasound examinations of 44 reversed vein grafts over the past 3 years.
Ron Eifell; Ahmed Mudawi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2007-03-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgery today     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0941-1291     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg. Today     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-03-27     Completed Date:  2007-07-31     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204360     Medline TA:  Surg Today     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  356-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Vascular Surgery, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead, NE9 6SX, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Femoral Artery / surgery*
Graft Occlusion, Vascular / prevention & control*
Irrigation / instrumentation*
Ischemia / surgery*
Leg / blood supply*
Popliteal Artery / surgery*
Saphenous Vein / transplantation*

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