Skin-flap coverage of polytetrafluoroethylene vascular access graft exposed by previous infection

V. A. Tellis, P. Weiss, A. J. Matas, F. J. Veith

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Abstract

In selected patients with localized infection of polytetrafluoroethylene graft arteriovenous fistulas, the access route can be preserved by treatment with antibiotics and surgical drainage. However, such treatment may result in exposure of the graft, which in itself is a threat to continued survival of the graft. This article describes a simple method that has been successfully used to achieve skin coverage of such grafts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)118-121
Number of pages4
JournalSurgery
Volume103
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1988

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Tellis, V. A., Weiss, P., Matas, A. J., & Veith, F. J. (1988). Skin-flap coverage of polytetrafluoroethylene vascular access graft exposed by previous infection. Surgery, 103(1), 118-121.