The role of graft material in aortic reconstructive surgery.

Graft replacement of an aneurysmal abdominal aorta and bypass grafting for aorto-iliac occlusive disease has proven effective since synthetic materials were introduced three decades ago. During the period 1978-1981, 584 patients underwent aortic reconstruction for aneurysmal or aorto-iliac occlusive disease. Two hundred fifty-four patients (43%) were… CONTINUE READING