Arteriovenous fistulas constructed with modified human umbilical cord vein graft.

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Arteriovenous (AV) shunts were created using modified umbilical veins in baboons. The shunts consisted of veins removed from human umbilical cords tanned by either dialdehyde starch or glutaraldehyde 2% and surrounded with a polyester fiber mesh. Twelve fistulas were constructed employing the femoral or axillobrachial vessels. Six of the seven straight… (More)

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