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dc.contributor.authorRaptis, S.-
dc.contributor.authorFaris, I.-
dc.contributor.authorQuigley, F.-
dc.identifier.citationEuropean journal of vascular surgery, 1995; 9(1):97-102-
dc.description.abstract<h4>Objective</h4>To determine the incidence and cause for reoperation following aortofemoral bypass surgery.<h4>Design</h4>This paper describes the results of all aortofemoral grafts performed in the years 1978-1991, 251 of these patients underwent an aortobifemoral graft (ABF) whilst the remaining 50 had an aortounifemoral graft (AUF).<h4>Results</h4>The aortofemoral bypass was the only operation performed in fewer than half of the patients. Sixteen per cent of ABF and 50% of the AUF patients had surgery before the index operation. Subsequently 33% of the ABF patients and 60% of the AUF group had one or more additional vascular procedures. Graft infections and false aneurysms continued to present in about 1% patients per year at least up to 10 years following surgery. The 5 year actuarial survival was 73% in the ABF group and 38% in the AUF patients. The primary patency at 5 years was 85% in the ABF patients and 81% in the AUF group. Amputation was performed in 6% of the ABF patients and in 20% of the AUF patients.<h4>Conclusions</h4>The frequent need for later surgery (1:3 for the ABF patients) should be considered in the decision to undertake the initial aortofemoral operation when the patient presents with intermittent claudication.-
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityRaptis, S. ; Faris, I. ; Miller, J. ; Quigley, F.-
dc.publisherW B SAUNDERS CO LTD-
dc.subjectAorta, Abdominal-
dc.subjectFemoral Artery-
dc.subjectIliac Artery-
dc.subjectAneurysm, False-
dc.subjectIntermittent Claudication-
dc.subjectPostoperative Complications-
dc.subjectTreatment Outcome-
dc.subjectArteriovenous Shunt, Surgical-
dc.subjectFollow-Up Studies-
dc.subjectBlood Vessel Prosthesis-
dc.subjectVascular Patency-
dc.subjectTime Factors-
dc.subjectMiddle Aged-
dc.titleThe fate of the aortofemoral graft-
dc.typeJournal article-
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