May 1978

Allograft Vein Arterial Bypass

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, University of Sydney and the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia. Dr Wong is currently at the University of Hong Kong.

Arch Surg. 1978;113(5):591-593. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1978.01370170053009

• Untreated allograft saphenous veins used for arterial bypass failed in ten of 11 cases. The precise cause of failure was uncertain, but immune reactions of the recipient against the allograft seemed to be related to failure.

(Arch Surg 113:591-593, 1978)