• A long synthetic graft polytetrafluoroethylene was used to provide an extra-anatomic bypass of an Iliac vein obstruction secondary to recurrent thrombophlebitis. The graft has remained patent during the 12-month period of observation. A distal, previously placed arteriovenous fistula in this circumstance was important.
(Arch Surg 115:767-769, 1980)
Clowes AW. Extra-anatomical Bypass of Iliac Vein ObstructionUse of a Synthetic (Expanded Polytetrafluoroethylene [Goretex]) Graft. Arch Surg. 1980;115(6):767-769. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1980.01380060065019