Superior two-year results of externally unsupported polyester compared to supported grafts in above knee bypass grafting: a multicenter randomized trial. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2013; 45: 275-281.

Published: 20th June 2013

Authors: Vriens BHR, van Det RJ, Meerwaldt R, van der Palen J, Gerrits DG, Zeebregts CJ et al. et al.


Some 265 bypasses were done with one of two different 6mm prosthetic grafts. After two years primary patency was superior for the unsupported grafts: 62 versus 45 per cent, P=0.003.

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