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The Obituary of Ivalon Arterial Grafts

The Obituary of Ivalon Arterial Grafts Abstract Ivalon (formalinized polyvinyl) sponge has been used as a prosthesis to fill the postpneumonectomy hemithorax,13 as a wrapping for aortic aneurysms,14 to collapse the tuberculous lung,3,5 to improve the female bust contour,15 as a space-occupying material in surgery of the paranasal sinuses,21 to prevent sutures from cutting through the fragile tissues of the aortic sinuses1 and liver parenchyma,10 and as a chest-wall prosthesis.12,23 Shumway, Gliedman, and Lewis22 first reported the formation of arterial grafts by molding and compressing Ivalon. Their preliminary report was highly encouraging. Kirklin9 also was an early investigator of Ivalon grafts in patients needing arterial reconstruction. Rob19 stated that the molded compressed Ivalon tubes were superior to homografts for large artery replacement. The authors began the investigation of this prosthesis in June, 1955. It soon became obvious that careful precise construction of the graft (Fig. 1) References 1. So called because their construction entailed the wrapping of long strips of Ivalon about a glass rod in a spiraling, overlapping manner, after which compression was achieved by roller gauze tightly wrapped about the plastic. 2. Bailey, C. P.: Ivalon Strips to Prevent Tearing of Aortic Wall Suture Line, personal communication to the authors, 1958. 3. Bing, J.: The Tissue Reaction to Implanted Plastics , Acta path. et microbiol. scandinav. Supp. 105:16, 1955. 4. Bridge, E. V.; Allen, G. S.; Ellis, F. H., Jr., and Clagett, O. T.: Complications Associated with Polyvinyl-Formal Sponge Prosthesis and Plombage in the Surgical Management of Pulmonary Diseases , Am. Rev. Tuberc. 74:581, 1956. 5. Brown, L., and Essig, H.: Fatal Rupture of an Ivalon (Polyvinyl Formalinized) Sponge Aortic Graft into Duodenum: A Case Report , A.M.A. Arch. Surg. 79:72 ( (July) ) 1959.Crossref 6. Creech, O., Jr.; Deterling, R. A.; Edwards, W. S.; Julian, O. C.; Linton, R. R., and Shumaker, H.: Vascular Prostheses: Report of the Committee for the Study of Vascular Prostheses of the Society for Vascular Surgery , Surgery 41: 62, 1957. 7. Dailey, J. E.: The Use of Ivalon Sponge in Over 100 Cases of Pulmonary Tuberculosis, personal communication to the authors, June, 1957. 8. Denman, F. R., and Fitch, E. A.: Arterial Grafts (Compressed Molded Ivalon Tubes) , J. Internat. Coll. Surgeons 27:335, 1957. 9. Edwards, W. S., and Tapp, J. S.: Chemically Treated Nylon Tubes as Arterial Grafts , Surgery 38:61, 1955. 10. Ellis, F. H., Jr., and Kirklin, J. W.: Aneurysm and Thrombotic Occlusion of the Abdominal Aorta , Postgrad. Med. 20:494, 1956. 11. Fitch, E. A.: The Use of Ivalon Sheets to Prevent Tearing During Suturing of the Liver, unpublished data, 1956. 12. Fitch, E. A., and Denman, F. R.: An Adjustable Aortic Graft , A.M.A. Arch. Surg. 75: 1027, 1957.Crossref 13. Fitch, E. A., and Fries, J. G.: Ivalon as a Chest Wall Prosthesis: An 18-Month Follow-Up , J. Thoracic Surg. 36:262, 1958. 14. Grindlay, J. H., and Clagett, O. T.: A Plastic Sponge Prosthesis for Use after Pneumonectomy: Preliminary Report of an Experimental Study , Proc. Staff Meet. Mayo Clin. 24:538, 1949. 15. Grindlay, J. H., and Waugh, J. M.: Plastic Sponge Which Acts as a Framework for Living Tissue: Experimental Studies and Preliminary Report of Use to Reinforce Abdominal Aneurysms , A.M.A. Arch. Surg. 63:288, 1951.Crossref 16. Hill, J. R.; Durham, M. E., Jr.; Fitch, E. A., and Denman, F. R.: Observations on the Fate of Aortic and Femoral Ivalon Grafts in the Dog, to be published. 17. Kiskadden, W. S.: Operations on Bosoms Dangerous , Plastic & Reconst. Surg. 15:79, 1955. 18. Oppenheimer, B. S.; Oppenheimer, E. T.; Danishefsky, I.; Stout, A. P., and Eirich, F. R.: Further Studies of Polymers as Carcinogenic Agents in Animals , Cancer Res. 15:333, 1955. 19. Owen, K.: Polyvinyl Alcohol Sponge as an Arterial Substitute , Proc. Roy Soc. Med. 49: 340, 1956. 20. Rob, C. G.; Eastcott, H. H. G., and Owen, K.: The Reconstruction of Arteries , Brit. J. Surg. 43:449, 1956. 21. Rob, C. G.: Arterial Substitutes , Transplant. Bull. 4:51, 1957. 22. Seltzer, A. P.: A New Material for Implantation in Cases of Atrophic Rhinitis , J. Internat. Coll. Surgeons 23:113, 1955. 23. Shumway, N. E.; Gliedman, M. L., and Lewis, F. J.: An Experimental Study of the Use of Polyvinyl Sponge for Aortic Grafts , Surg. Gynec. & Obst. 100:703, 1955. 24. Southwick, H. W.; Economou, S. G., and Otten, J. W.: Prosthetic Replacement of Chest-Wall Defects , A.M.A. Arch. Surg. 72:901, 1956. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Surgery American Medical Association

The Obituary of Ivalon Arterial Grafts

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Abstract Ivalon (formalinized polyvinyl) sponge has been used as a prosthesis to fill the postpneumonectomy hemithorax,13 as a wrapping for aortic aneurysms,14 to collapse the tuberculous lung,3,5 to improve the female bust contour,15 as a space-occupying material in surgery of the paranasal sinuses,21 to prevent sutures from cutting through the fragile tissues of the aortic sinuses1 and liver parenchyma,10 and as a chest-wall prosthesis.12,23 Shumway, Gliedman, and Lewis22 first reported the formation of arterial grafts by molding and compressing Ivalon. Their preliminary report was highly encouraging. Kirklin9 also was an early investigator of Ivalon grafts in patients needing arterial reconstruction. Rob19 stated that the molded compressed Ivalon tubes were superior to homografts for large artery replacement. The authors began the investigation of this prosthesis in June, 1955. It soon became obvious that careful precise construction of the graft (Fig. 1) References 1. So called because their construction entailed the wrapping of long strips of Ivalon about a glass rod in a spiraling, overlapping manner, after which compression was achieved by roller gauze tightly wrapped about the plastic. 2. Bailey, C. P.: Ivalon Strips to Prevent Tearing of Aortic Wall Suture Line, personal communication to the authors, 1958. 3. Bing, J.: The Tissue Reaction to Implanted Plastics , Acta path. et microbiol. scandinav. Supp. 105:16, 1955. 4. Bridge, E. V.; Allen, G. S.; Ellis, F. H., Jr., and Clagett, O. T.: Complications Associated with Polyvinyl-Formal Sponge Prosthesis and Plombage in the Surgical Management of Pulmonary Diseases , Am. Rev. Tuberc. 74:581, 1956. 5. Brown, L., and Essig, H.: Fatal Rupture of an Ivalon (Polyvinyl Formalinized) Sponge Aortic Graft into Duodenum: A Case Report , A.M.A. Arch. Surg. 79:72 ( (July) ) 1959.Crossref 6. Creech, O., Jr.; Deterling, R. A.; Edwards, W. S.; Julian, O. C.; Linton, R. R., and Shumaker, H.: Vascular Prostheses: Report of the Committee for the Study of Vascular Prostheses of the Society for Vascular Surgery , Surgery 41: 62, 1957. 7. Dailey, J. E.: The Use of Ivalon Sponge in Over 100 Cases of Pulmonary Tuberculosis, personal communication to the authors, June, 1957. 8. Denman, F. R., and Fitch, E. A.: Arterial Grafts (Compressed Molded Ivalon Tubes) , J. Internat. Coll. Surgeons 27:335, 1957. 9. Edwards, W. S., and Tapp, J. S.: Chemically Treated Nylon Tubes as Arterial Grafts , Surgery 38:61, 1955. 10. Ellis, F. H., Jr., and Kirklin, J. W.: Aneurysm and Thrombotic Occlusion of the Abdominal Aorta , Postgrad. Med. 20:494, 1956. 11. Fitch, E. A.: The Use of Ivalon Sheets to Prevent Tearing During Suturing of the Liver, unpublished data, 1956. 12. Fitch, E. A., and Denman, F. R.: An Adjustable Aortic Graft , A.M.A. Arch. Surg. 75: 1027, 1957.Crossref 13. Fitch, E. A., and Fries, J. G.: Ivalon as a Chest Wall Prosthesis: An 18-Month Follow-Up , J. Thoracic Surg. 36:262, 1958. 14. Grindlay, J. H., and Clagett, O. T.: A Plastic Sponge Prosthesis for Use after Pneumonectomy: Preliminary Report of an Experimental Study , Proc. Staff Meet. Mayo Clin. 24:538, 1949. 15. Grindlay, J. H., and Waugh, J. M.: Plastic Sponge Which Acts as a Framework for Living Tissue: Experimental Studies and Preliminary Report of Use to Reinforce Abdominal Aneurysms , A.M.A. Arch. Surg. 63:288, 1951.Crossref 16. Hill, J. R.; Durham, M. E., Jr.; Fitch, E. A., and Denman, F. R.: Observations on the Fate of Aortic and Femoral Ivalon Grafts in the Dog, to be published. 17. Kiskadden, W. S.: Operations on Bosoms Dangerous , Plastic & Reconst. Surg. 15:79, 1955. 18. Oppenheimer, B. S.; Oppenheimer, E. T.; Danishefsky, I.; Stout, A. P., and Eirich, F. R.: Further Studies of Polymers as Carcinogenic Agents in Animals , Cancer Res. 15:333, 1955. 19. Owen, K.: Polyvinyl Alcohol Sponge as an Arterial Substitute , Proc. Roy Soc. Med. 49: 340, 1956. 20. Rob, C. G.; Eastcott, H. H. G., and Owen, K.: The Reconstruction of Arteries , Brit. J. Surg. 43:449, 1956. 21. Rob, C. G.: Arterial Substitutes , Transplant. Bull. 4:51, 1957. 22. Seltzer, A. P.: A New Material for Implantation in Cases of Atrophic Rhinitis , J. Internat. Coll. Surgeons 23:113, 1955. 23. Shumway, N. E.; Gliedman, M. L., and Lewis, F. J.: An Experimental Study of the Use of Polyvinyl Sponge for Aortic Grafts , Surg. Gynec. & Obst. 100:703, 1955. 24. Southwick, H. W.; Economou, S. G., and Otten, J. W.: Prosthetic Replacement of Chest-Wall Defects , A.M.A. Arch. Surg. 72:901, 1956.

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Archives of SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Nov 1, 1960

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