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Polytetrafluoroethylene bypasses to infrapopliteal arteries without cuffs or patches: a better option than amputation in patients without autologous vein.

Authors
  • Parsons, R E
  • Suggs, W D
  • Veith, F J
  • Sanchez, L A
  • Lyon, R T
  • Marin, M L
  • Goldsmith, J
  • Faries, P L
  • Wengerter, K R
  • Schwartz, M L
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Vascular Surgery
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Feb 01, 1996
Volume
23
Issue
2
Identifiers
PMID: 8637113
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

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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