Human Umbilical Cord Vein for Peripheral Arterial Reconstructive Surgery

Raithel, D.
August 1980
Angiology;Aug1980, Vol. 31 Issue 8, p533
Academic Journal
The article presents information on human umbilical cord vein for peripheral arterial reconstructive surgery. The graft of choice in reconstructive peripheral vascular surgery is the autogenous saphenous vein. It is also the standard against which the performance of all other graft materials must be measured. About 25% of the time, the saphenous vein is unavailable or unusable, thus the search for a suitable alternative goes on. The umbilical vein definitely enriches the repertory of reconstructive vascular surgery. However, careful handling and accurate anastomotic technique are required. This, of course, comes with experience. The task of subsequent inquiry is long-term results that can be compared to those results achieved with saphenous vein.


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