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International Angiology 2001 December;20(4):348-50

Copyright © 2002 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

lingua: Inglese

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


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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.

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