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June 1980

Extra-anatomical Bypass of Iliac Vein Obstruction: Use of a Synthetic (Expanded Polytetrafluoroethylene [Goretex]) Graft

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, Cleveland.

Arch Surg. 1980;115(6):767-769. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1980.01380060065019

• 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)

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