Material and structural characterization of human saphenous vein.

  title={Material and structural characterization of human saphenous vein.},
  author={Duane L Donovan and Steven P. Schmidt and Sharron Townshend and Glen O. Njus and W V Sharp},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  volume={12 5},
Saphenous vein patch rupture after carotid endarterectomy is an infrequent but devastating complication. This study was undertaken to evaluate the material and structural properties of fresh human saphenous veins to understand the causes of this complication. Segments of saphenous veins were obtained from 22 patients from vein harvested during coronary artery bypass surgery. Ninety-three specimens, oriented in both circumferential (n = 45) and longitudinal (n = 48) directions, were prepared… CONTINUE READING
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