Japanese Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery Vol50,No.5

Usefulness of the Vein Cuff Technique for Recurrent Stenosis due to Intimal Hyperplasia in Prosthetic Graft and Autologous Vein Graft Anastomosis
Kenichi Arata* Itsumi Imagama* Yoshiya Shigehisa*
Kosuke Mukaihara* Kenji Toyokawa* Tomoyuki Matsuba*
Shinya Kuramoto* Shuji Nagatomi* Yutaka Imoto*

(Cardiovascular and Gastroenterological Surgery, Kagoshima University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences*, Kagoshima, Japan)

We sometimes encounter the case that we have to make an anastomosis between a prosthetic graft and an autologous vein graft in revascularization of a lower extremity. However, it is said that the intimal hyperplasia in the anastomosis site of a prosthetic graft and autologous vein graft has a tendency to become severe in the long term postoperatively. We herein report a case in which a vein cuff(St. Mary’s boot)technique was very useful to prevent recurrent stenosis due to intimal hyperplasia. No recurrence of stenosis in repair lesion has been detected for 7.5 years after operation.


Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 50:342-347(2021)

Keywords:anastomotic intimal hyperplasia;vein cuff technique;lower extremity bypass

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