[Demonstration of neo-intima in PTFE-prostheses after venous replacement in dogs].

Because of the danger of thrombosis, venous replacement by prostheses is a yet clinically unsolved problem. We tested the PTFE-prosthesis at the positions of vena cava inferior and iliac veins in dogs. Already eight weeks after operation, the inner surface of the prosthesis was covered by a thin neo-intima, which by light microscopy, scanning and… CONTINUE READING