A meta-analysis to compare Dacron versus polytetrafluoroethylene grafts for above-knee femoropopliteal bypass. J Vasc Surg 2014; 60: 506-515.

Published: 18th December 2014

Authors: Rychlik IJ, Davey P, Murphy J, O'Donnell ME


The study included 1192 procedures. Primary patency after one year was similar for Dacron compared to PTFE (relative risk 0.78, P=0.08). After five years, Dacron was superior (0.79, P=0.003).

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