Infragenicular polytetrafluoroethylene bypass with tapered versus straight vascular grafts: results from a prospective multicenter cohort study.

@article{Kersting2004InfragenicularPB,
  title={Infragenicular polytetrafluoroethylene bypass with tapered versus straight vascular grafts: results from a prospective multicenter cohort study.},
  author={Stephan Kersting and Detlef Ockert and Thomas Zimmermann and W Meichelboeck and Hans-Detlev Saeger and Hendrik Bergert},
  journal={Annals of vascular surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={440-7}
}
Both straight and tapered arterial grafts are commonly used for infragenicular bypass surgery. Opinions vary considerably regarding the use of each type of graft and depend on individual experience, as no trial yet has assessed clinical outcomes comparing both groups. We conducted a prospective, multicenter, cohort study to analyze results for each graft type. From a total of 81 patients, 50 underwent infragenicular bypass surgery with straight PTFE prostheses and 31 with tapered prostheses in… CONTINUE READING