The aetiology of vein graft strictures: a prospective marker study.

@article{Moody1992TheAO,
  title={The aetiology of vein graft strictures: a prospective marker study.},
  author={A P Moody and Paul R Edwards and Peter Lyon Harris},
  journal={European journal of vascular surgery},
  year={1992},
  volume={6 5},
  pages={
          509-11
        }
}
In a prospective series of 74 femoro-popliteal vein grafts (34 in situ and 40 reversed), 22 strictures were identified by duplex scanning in 18 grafts (24.3%). Thirteen strictures were identified in 10 of 40 reversed grafts and 9 strictures were identified in 8 of 34 in situ grafts. Grafts were marked at operation using surgical clips at sites of all valves, tributaries, clamps and venotomies, since these have all been suggested as potential sources of graft strictures. These were prospectively… CONTINUE READING
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