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CURRENT ISSUECHIRURGIA

A Journal on Surgery

Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index

Frequency: Bi-Monthly

ISSN 0394-9508

Online ISSN 1827-1782

 

Chirurgia 2008 October;21(5):275-6

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Burning during tailoring of Gelweave™ vascular prosthesis

Lentini S., Monaco F., Tancredi F., Gaeta R.

Cardiosurgery Unit, Polyclinic G. Martino University of Messina, Messina, Italy

We report an unusual case of focal burning of a vascular prosthesis, during the tailoring of the graft through a cautery. Gelweave™ vascular graft is a gelatine impregnated woven vascular prosthesis. To reduce the risk of fraying, it is recommended to tailor the prosthesis using a cautery. However, it is also important to follow the recommendation to immerge the Gelweave™ prosthesis in saline immediately prior the use. This will prevent focal burning with irreparable damage of the graft.

language: English


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