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Late False Aneurysm Following Replacement of Ascending Aorta: The Problem of the Teflon Graft in Combination with a Silk Suture Anastomosis

Authors
Journal
The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
0003-4975
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
39
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0003-4975(10)62594-5
Keywords
  • Case Reports

Abstract

Abstract Two patients underwent resection and replacement of the ascending aorta using a low-porosity Teflon graft anastomosed with silk suture. In both patients false aneurysms developed that required operation 13 and 23 years postoperatively. The clinical courses of these patients, along with data from the literature, suggest that the combination of a low-porosity Teflon graft and a silk suture anastomosis presents a major potential hazard for the development of anastomotic false aneurysm.

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