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Title: [Early experiences with arterial heterografts (author's transl)]
Authors: Mulch, J ×
Walter, P
Flameng, Willem
Hehrlein, F W #
Issue Date: Oct-1976
Series Title: Thoraxchirurgie, vaskuläre Chirurgie vol:24 issue:5 pages:364-8
Abstract: Since April 1975 we used 50 bovine arterial heterografts for reconstructive surgery after chronic arterial occlusions or for the production of AV-shunts needed for chronic dialysis. In none of the cases incompatibility was seen. The early results (with a follow-up period of 6-10 months) after femoro-popliteal bypass were excellent, as far as a good peripheral run off was present. Several shunts (n = 7) containing 2-3 transplants, are still functioning 3-10 months after implantation. At present, we use bovine transplants in reconstructive vessel surgery when a thrombendarterectomy or the connection of venous grafts is impossible or when the operative procedure should be kept short in high-risk patients. To produce AV-shunts in patients with renal insufficiency we prefer this type of grafts when all conventional techniques were already used.
ISSN: 0040-6384
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Experimental Cardiac Surgery
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