Barner, Hendrick B.; DeWeese, James A.; Schenk, Eric A.
June 1966
Angiology;Jun1966, Vol. 17 Issue 6, p389
Academic Journal
Thirty-one fresh and 22 frozen canine femoral veins were placed in the femoral arterial system as bypass homografts and followed 20 to 30 weeks with au over-all patency rate of 69 per cent. Similar patency rates were obtained in the fresh and frozen grafts. The fact that aneurysmal degeneration of these grafts did not occur is thought to be related to fibroblastic proliferation involving all layers of the graft. The higher incidence of mural thrombi and thrombosis than seen in similarly autografted veins probably has an immunologic basis.


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