Perigraft seroma following axillofemoral bypass: Report of three cases
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One hundred and twenty-three axillofemoral or bifemoral bypasses were performed in the Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery of the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium between 1975 and 1986. Three cases of perigraft seroma were noted. A polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) graft had been inserted in all three cases. In one case, the seroma recurred rapidly after surgical drainage. The two others were not drained. In all three cases appearance remained unchanged throughout the observation period. The three bypasses are patent at 5, 14 and 24 months. Observation is advocated for this complication especially in high risk patients.
Key-wordsPerigraft seroma Polytetrafluoroethylene Axillofemoral bypass
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