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Arterial Homografts: A Long-Term Clinical Follow-Up

Arterial Homografts: A Long-Term Clinical Follow-Up Abstract THE USE of vascular homografts in arterial reconstruction attained wide use during the past decade but since has been abandoned by most surgeons, including ourselves, because of the high incidence of failures. While early graft occlusion is almost always a result of technical failure, late closure of arterial homografts seem to relate for the most part to the atheromatous degeneration and aneurysm formation which occurs in these homologous tissues. While at the present time the use of arterial homografts is of historical interest only, it should be pointed out that many patients are alive and well today as a result of their use in an era when a more acceptable means of arterial reconstruction was not available. Some patients, however, still return for the treatment of complications of their use. Accordingly, we have reviewed all cases performed by two of us (R.R.L and C.V.M.) in order to determine the long-term References 1. Hiebert, C.A., and Linton, R.R.: A New Instrument for Preparing Arterial Homografts , Surgery 42:943, 1955. 2. Linton, R.R.: Some Practical Considerations in the Surgery of Blood Vessel Grafts , Surgery 38:817, 1955. 3. Linton, R.R., and Menendez, C.V.: Arterial Homografts: A Comparison of the Results With End-to-End and Side-to-Side Anastomoses , Ann Surg 142:568, 1955.Crossref 4. Stokes, J.M.; Sugg, W.L.; and Butcher, H.R.: Standard Method of Assessing Relative Effectiveness of Therapies for Arterial Occlusive Diseases , Ann Surg 157:343, 1963.Crossref 5. Darling, R.C., and Linton, R.R.: Management of the Late Failure of Arterial Reconstruction of the Lower Extremities , New Eng J Med 270:609, 1964.Crossref 6. Darling, R.C., and Linton, R.R.: Aortoiliofemoral Endarterectomy for Atherosclerotic Occlusive Disease , Surgery 55:183, 1964. 7. Linton, R.R., and Darling, R.C.: Autogenous Saphenous Vein Bypass Grafts in Femoropopliteal Obliterative Arterial Disease , Surgery 51:62, 1962. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Surgery American Medical Association

Arterial Homografts: A Long-Term Clinical Follow-Up

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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1966 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0004-0010
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1538-3644
DOI
10.1001/archsurg.1966.01330030022005
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Abstract

Abstract THE USE of vascular homografts in arterial reconstruction attained wide use during the past decade but since has been abandoned by most surgeons, including ourselves, because of the high incidence of failures. While early graft occlusion is almost always a result of technical failure, late closure of arterial homografts seem to relate for the most part to the atheromatous degeneration and aneurysm formation which occurs in these homologous tissues. While at the present time the use of arterial homografts is of historical interest only, it should be pointed out that many patients are alive and well today as a result of their use in an era when a more acceptable means of arterial reconstruction was not available. Some patients, however, still return for the treatment of complications of their use. Accordingly, we have reviewed all cases performed by two of us (R.R.L and C.V.M.) in order to determine the long-term References 1. Hiebert, C.A., and Linton, R.R.: A New Instrument for Preparing Arterial Homografts , Surgery 42:943, 1955. 2. Linton, R.R.: Some Practical Considerations in the Surgery of Blood Vessel Grafts , Surgery 38:817, 1955. 3. Linton, R.R., and Menendez, C.V.: Arterial Homografts: A Comparison of the Results With End-to-End and Side-to-Side Anastomoses , Ann Surg 142:568, 1955.Crossref 4. Stokes, J.M.; Sugg, W.L.; and Butcher, H.R.: Standard Method of Assessing Relative Effectiveness of Therapies for Arterial Occlusive Diseases , Ann Surg 157:343, 1963.Crossref 5. Darling, R.C., and Linton, R.R.: Management of the Late Failure of Arterial Reconstruction of the Lower Extremities , New Eng J Med 270:609, 1964.Crossref 6. Darling, R.C., and Linton, R.R.: Aortoiliofemoral Endarterectomy for Atherosclerotic Occlusive Disease , Surgery 55:183, 1964. 7. Linton, R.R., and Darling, R.C.: Autogenous Saphenous Vein Bypass Grafts in Femoropopliteal Obliterative Arterial Disease , Surgery 51:62, 1962.

Journal

Archives of SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 1, 1966

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