The use of arm veins in femoral-popliteal bypass grafts.

In view of the increasing debate as to the best alternative to saphenous vein for femoral popliteal bypass grafts, we present our experience with the use of arm vein grafts. Though there are many anecdotal reports, only one series has been previously published. Arm veins were used when saphenous vein was unavailable in 18 femoral popliteal or femoral tibial… CONTINUE READING