Reversed vein graft stenosis: early diagnosis and management.

  title={Reversed vein graft stenosis: early diagnosis and management.},
  author={Henry D. Berkowitz and Anthony D. Fox and David H Deaton},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={130-41; discussion 141-2}
Conscientious surveillance of intrainguinal bypass grafts is mandatory to detect vein graft stenoses, which, if uncorrected, can lead to graft occlusion. It is now widely accepted that noninvasive vascular laboratory studies are the best way to detect these lesions. However, controversy still exists over treatment, specifically whether balloon angioplasty is an acceptable substitute for surgery (patch angioplasty or short jump grafts) in the treatment of these lesions. We have always favored… CONTINUE READING