DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-1020299
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Abstract: Axillofemoral grafts (144 prostheses: 103 unilateral, 25 bifemoral = y-shaped, and 8 bilateral) were performed in a total of 136 patients with aortoiliac occlusion. The average patient was 69 years old. Surgery was indicated only in "high-risk patients" in either stage II (n = 7; walking distance until onset of pain less than 50 m), stage III (n = 55), or stage IV (n = 74). Early occlusion of the prosthesis occurred in 26 cases; 15 were treated successfully by remedial surgery. The total rate of infection afte… Show more

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