Original communication Society for Vascular Surgery| Volume 37, ISSUE 1, P94-104, January 1955

Blood vessel grafts in the treatment of chronic occlusive disease in the femoral artery

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      Twenty-two extremities with segmental femoral artery obstruction were treated by blood vessel graft. Operation was successful in sixteen extremities with resulting relief of intermittent claudication and healing of ischemic lesions. The incidence of success was decidedly greater with arterial homografts than with venous autografts. Late thrombosis was observed in one of eleven successful arterial homografts and one of five successful venous autografts.
      The indications for, techniques of, and sequelae following this surgery are described.
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