Patency and limb salvage after distal prosthetic bypass associated with vein cuff and arteriovenous fistula.

OBJECTIVE To assess the usefulness of vein cuff with or without arteriovenous fistula interposition as adjuvant techniques for improving patency and limb salvage in patients undergoing femorodistal bypass surgery using prosthetic grafts. METHOD We undertook a retrospective study of 65 consecutive patients treated over a 5-year period with 67 prosthetic… (More)