Infrainguinal vein bypass graft revision: factors affecting long-term outcome.

  title={Infrainguinal vein bypass graft revision: factors affecting long-term outcome.},
  author={Louis L. Nguyen and Michael S. Conte and Matthew T. Menard and Edwin Charles Gravereaux and David K W Chew and Magruder C. Donaldson and Anthony Whittemore and Michael Belkin},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  volume={40 5},
OBJECTIVES We sought to determine the long-term results of revision procedures performed for repair of stenotic lesions in infrainguinal vein bypass grafts. METHODS A retrospective review of 188 vein grafts, from a total series of 1260 bypasses, undergoing revision of stenotic lesions between January 1, 1987, and December 31, 2002, at Brigham & Women's Hospital was undertaken. Lesions were identified by recurrence of symptoms, change in examination findings, or with routine duplex ultrasound… CONTINUE READING


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