The use of teflon felt in vascular anastomoses. An experimental study

H. Vaughan Belcher, Franklin D. Roller

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Abstract

Experience with a rapid method of inserting a prosthesis in the thoracic aorta of dogs, using four sutures at each anastomotic site and wrapping the anastomosis with a Teflon felt sleeve, is presented. Of a total of 23 dogs subjected to the operation, the procedure was death attributed to malfunction or complication of the prosthesis itself. The average length of time of cross-clamping the aorta during insertion of the prostheses was 12 minutes. The felt sleeve did not seem to impede the healing process between prosthesis and aorta.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)498-501
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Surgical Research
Volume6
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1966

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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