ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
EARLY RESULTS OF 6 mm AND 4-7 mm PTFE GRAFTS LYSIS IN THE FEMORAL REGION
Serdar AKGÜN, Ali CİVELEK, Selim İSBİR, Koray AK, Adnan ÇOBANOĞLU
Marmara Üniveristesi Tıp Fakültesi, Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, İSTANBUL
Polytetraflourethylene grafts are the most popular prosthetic grafts for hemodialysis patients in whom autogenous fistula can not be constructed. The present study reports the early results of 6 mm and 4-7 mm PTFE grafts in the femoral region between May 1998 May 1999, 22 patients in two different groups of polytetreflouroethylene grafts; 10 (6 mm) and 12 (4-6 mm) were retrospectively evaluated. 3 (%25) of 12 patients in 4-7 mm group and 1 (%10) of 10 patients in 6 mm group had early graft thrombosis. There are three late thrombosis; 1 (%10) in 6 mm group and 2 (%16.6) in 4-7 mm group. The data could not reveale a statistical difference between two groups because of insufficent numbers of patients. Although we can define higher rate of thrombosis in 4-7 mm group which may be due to flow rates. 6 mm grafts for hemodialysis in the femoral region may be a better alternative than 4-7 mm grafts.
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