An assessment of different types of anastomosis with significant vessel disproportion using thin-walled interposition vein grafts

G. J. Gumley, S. G L Hamilton, A. M. Macleod, B. M. O'Brien

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Abstract

The microvascular anastomosis of vessels with a diameter difference in the range of 3:1 can be a difficult surgical exercise, with the risk of bleeding or thrombosis. Five different techniques for dealing with such asymmetries were investigated in a series of autogenous rabbit vein grafts. An assessment was made of patency rates and of factors involved in the performance of the anastomoses. It is concluded that the end-to-end with oblique cut procedure is the most suitable for the clinical situation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)534-537
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Plastic Surgery
Volume42
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

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