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Annals of Vascular Surgery

, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp 374–377 | Cite as

Perigraft seroma following axillofemoral bypass: Report of three cases

  • Michel Buche
  • Jean-Claude Schoevaerdts
  • Pierre Jaumin
  • Robert Ponlot
  • Charles-Henri Chalant
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Abstract

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-words

Perigraft seroma Polytetrafluoroethylene Axillofemoral bypass 

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© Expansion Scientifique Française for Annals of Vasccular Surgery Inc 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michel Buche
    • 1
  • Jean-Claude Schoevaerdts
    • 1
  • Pierre Jaumin
    • 1
  • Robert Ponlot
    • 1
  • Charles-Henri Chalant
    • 1
  1. 1.Service de Chirurgie Cardiovasculaire et ThoraciqueUniversité Catholique de LouvainBelgium

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