[Late results and clinicopathological study of vein graft failure in infrainguinal arterial reconstruction].

Long-term follow-up study of 79 infrainguinal arterial bypasses with autogenous vein graft in 62 patients was undertaken to clarify the cause of late graft occlusion. Thirty grafts failed during the follow-up period, including 7 early and 23 late occlusions. The overall cumulative patency rate at 5 years was 58.6%. The analysis of angiograms of 33 limbs… CONTINUE READING