Patency after revision surgery for failing infrainguinal vein grafts.

  title={Patency after revision surgery for failing infrainguinal vein grafts.},
  author={Osamu Sato and Tetsuro Miyata and Juno Deguchi and Hidehito Kimura and Kaori Kondoh},
  journal={International angiology : a journal of the International Union of Angiology},
  volume={19 3},
BACKGROUND Although the results of bypass surgery on arteries in the lower extremities have been greatly improved during the last decades, there are still a significant number of primary failures. In order to investigate the reasons for the failure of autogenous vein grafts after infrainguinal arterial bypass surgery and to ascertain the results of revision operations on the failing grafts, we conducted a clinical study. METHODS Retrospective study on 104 patients who underwent infrainguinal… CONTINUE READING