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December 1973

A Simple Technique for Improved Hemostasis at the Aortoprosthetic Graft Anastomosis

Author Affiliations

Ann Arbor, Mich
From the Department of General Surgery, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Arch Surg. 1973;107(6):912-913. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1973.01350240076022

A simple technique for reinforcing the aortoprosthetic anastomosis has been developed with use of a prosthetic cuff. No time is wasted obtaining hemostasis, and blood loss is minimized at the time of aortic clamp release. A study of these cuffed anastomoses in dogs shows tissue ingrowth in both prosthetic layers.