Axillofemoral bypass graft fracture Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Axillary Artery
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis
  • Femoral Artery
  • Postoperative Complications

abstract

  • Since the introduction of axillofemoral bypass more than 30 years ago, there have been numerous reports demonstrating the value of this procedure in patients with aortoiliac occlusive disease who are too ill to undergo direct reconstruction. Along with the increasing use of axillofemoral bypass have come the usual graft-related complications including thrombosis, hematoma formation, and infection. A more unusual occurrence, however, is disruption of the axillary anastomosis with formation of a false aneurysm. We report herein a case in which the body of an axillofemoral graft fractured just distal to the axillary anastomosis resulting in complete disruption of the graft.

publication date

  • September 1996

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF02000599

PubMed ID

  • 8905071

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 490

end page

  • 2

volume

  • 10

number

  • 5