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Nakao, Atsunori
Miyazaki, Masashi
Oka, Yoshinari
Oishi, Masahiro
Kokumai, Yoshiaki
Kunitomo, Keiichi
Isozaki, Hiroshi
Tanaka, Noriaki
Abstract

The Thoratec (Vectra) polyurethane vascular access graft (TPVA) is among the most recent additions to the list of materials used to construct prosthetic grafts for vascular access during hemodialysis. We give the TPVA very high marks, and recognize the utility of such a graft for use in hemodialysis. However, the strong elasticity of this graft can lead to unexpected complications after suturing. We devised a new surgical method using a TPVA-ePTFE (expanded polytetrafluoroethylene) composite graft, substituting the anastomosis section of the TPVA with a portion of ePTFE graft material, and have been able to overcome most of the TPVA's potential problems. We herein describe the technique.

Keywords
VectraTM polyurethane graft
expanded polytetrafluoroethylene graft
composite graft
Amo Type
Article
Published Date
2000-04
Publication Title
Acta Medica Okayama
Volume
volume54
Issue
issue2
Publisher
Okayama University Medical School
Start Page
91
End Page
94
ISSN
0386-300X
NCID
AA00508441
Content Type
Journal Article
language
英語
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publisher
Refereed
True
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