Based on our small series of 59 patients, we feel that polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) grafts, possessing characteristics unique to this material, may prove very useful in extraanatomic vascular procedures. In poor-risk patients with markedly ischemic limbs, 60 bypasses resulted in 100 per cent patency with good and fair runoffs over a two year period of follow-up and 46.4 per cent patency in poor runoff cases followed for over 18 months. The short-term results, we feel, warrant further clinical trials with this material.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1982|
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