A small arterial substitute: expanded microporous polytetrafluoroethylene: patency versus porosity.

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Eighty-nine grafts of expanded microporous polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) with a diameter of 4 mm, were placed in the carotid and femoral arteries of dogs. The animals were sacrificed at varying intervals beginning three days after operation. Four animals remain alive with patent grafts 10 months post-operatively. Twenty-four of 89 grafts were occluded, an… (More)

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@article{Campbell1975ASA, title={A small arterial substitute: expanded microporous polytetrafluoroethylene: patency versus porosity.}, author={Christopher D. Campbell and David S. Goldfarb and Robert Roe}, journal={Annals of surgery}, year={1975}, volume={182 2}, pages={138-43} }