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J Vasc Surg. 1992 Jan;15(1):218-20.

Disruption of proximal axillobifemoral bypass graft anastomosis.

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New England Deaconess Hospital, Boston, MA 02215.

Abstract

Anastomotic disruption of axillobifemoral bypass grafts is a rare but serious complication. Previously described causes of anastomotic disruption include the following: infection, technical errors, and severe mechanical stress. In this report we describe a proximal anastomotic disruption of an axillobifemoral bypass graft in which the suture line remained intact on the axillary artery and tore through the polytetrafluoroethylene graft. This suggests a possible role of material failure contributing to axillobifemoral anastomotic disruption.

PMID:
1728679
DOI:
10.1067/mva.1992.30862
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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