Research Article| Volume 57, ISSUE 1, P14-21, January 1965

Vascular replacement with arterial autografts

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      Clinical experience with the use of arterial autograft repair of arterial defects in 23 patients is reported. The donor defect in the iliac arteries was repaired by Dacron prosthesis when necessary. Autografts were used for the most part in situations in which other replacement techniques would have been unsatisfactory, such as the presence of infection or a site of active joint flexion.
      All but one of the autografts are still functioning after periods of up to Math Eq years.
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