Polytetrafluoroethylene bypasses to infrapopliteal arteries without cuffs or patches: a better option than amputation in patients without autologous vein.
- Published Article
Journal of Vascular Surgery
- Publication Date
Feb 01, 1996
These results indicate that a PTFE bypass to an infrapopliteal artery remains a worthwhile option in patients without usable autologous vein. The secondary patency and limb salvage rates were acceptable in this setting and were not significantly different from the best results reported with prosthetic tibial/peroneal bypasses with distal vein cuffs or patches (74% at 1 year; 58% at 3 years), arteriovenous fistulas (71% at 1 year) or composite arm vein grafts (39% and 29% at 3 and 5 years, respectively).
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