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November 24, 1956

EXPERIENCE WITH ARTERIAL HOMOGRAFT BANKREPORT OF ONE HUNDRED CONSECUTIVE ARTERIAL HOMOGRAFTS

JAMA. 1956;162(13):1220-1222. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970300020007
Abstract

• An arterial homograft bank was established to supply freeze-dried segments of human arteries for use in surgery. Analysis of the results from the first 100 preparations used shows that 36 were used in repairing aneurysms of the abdominal aorta and 24 in relieving arteriosclerotic obstruction in peripheral arteries, with results considered good in 24 and 20 cases respectively. Uniformly good results were obtained in 13 cases of obstruction of the terminal portion of the aorta and 11 cases of coarctation. Mortality was high in ruptured, but low in unruptured, aneurysms of the abdominal aorta. The preparation of materials for the arterial homograft bank can be undertaken by large community hospitals without additional highly trained personnel.

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