Kinking graft-an exceptional late complication of axillofemoral bypass grafting

J Surg Case Rep. 2020 Oct 3;2020(10):rjaa324. doi: 10.1093/jscr/rjaa324. eCollection 2020 Oct.


The axillary-femoral bypass is an extra-anatomical arterial reconstruction technique whose indications and complications have been thoroughly discussed in the literature. Shortening or lengthening of the prosthesis (by axillary artery traction or graft angulation, respectively) as a late postoperative complication of the procedure has been described only exceptionally. Here we report a kinking of the prosthesis with a very illustrative figure.

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