Salvage operations for malfunctioning polytetrafluoroethylene hemodialysis access grafts.

Abstract

During the study period a cohort of 170 of patients receiving long-term hemodialysis treatment required placement of 214 polytetrafluoroethylene grafts for vascular access; within this period 74 of these patients had significant graft malfunction that required 149 salvage operations. The most common failure/malfunction was thrombosis, and the most commonly… (More)

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