Nonreversed and in situ vein grafts. Clinical and experimental observations.

@article{Batson1985NonreversedAI,
  title={Nonreversed and in situ vein grafts. Clinical and experimental observations.},
  author={R C Batson and Vikrom Sottiurai},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={1985},
  volume={201 6},
  pages={771-9}
}
The in situ saphenous vein (ISSV) graft has shown promise in distal bypass. Although improved patency has been attributed to preservation of vasa vasorum, there is no direct evidence to support this hypothesis. Femorodistal bypass was done in 33 patients using ISSV grafts (21) or nonreversed saphenous vein (NRSV) grafts (12) during an 18-month period. The NRSV were completely removed from the vein bed but were otherwise prepared in an identical fashion to the ISSV. Immediate complications… CONTINUE READING