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A Journal on Angiology
Official Journal of the , the International Union of Phlebology and the
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International Angiology 2001 December;20(4):348-50
Late non-anastomotic false aneurysm formation in femoropopliteal polyethylene terephthalate grafts
Arvanitis D. P., Georgopoulos S. E., Dervisis K. I., Argitis V. P., Xanthopoulos D. K.
From the Department of Vascular Surgery, Sismanoglio Hospital, Athens, Greece
Despite the proven reliability of polyethylene terephthlate (PET) grafts, structural defects resulting in graft rupture and false aneurysm formation have been sporadically described. Two cases of late, non anastomotic, false aneurysms of PET femoropopliteal grafts, are reported. The diagnosis is readily apparent on clinical examination and imaging studies, which display an aneurysm along the course of the graft, remote from the anastomosis. The extent of the repair depends on the extent of the degenerative process.