Vein patch angioplasty with non-penetrating titanium clips. Comparison to standard suture technique

E. Pikoulis, P. Rhee, T. Nishibe, D. Koronarchis, A. Leppäniemi, I. Karavokyros, D. Burris, C. Bakoyiannis, N. Fishback, D. Wherry, N. Rich

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Abstract

Our purpose was to compare the Vascular Closure Staples (VCS) clips to a standard suture technique for vein patch angioplasty in a porcine model. Six female pigs underwent vein patch angioplasty of the common iliac arteries with either VCS clips or continuous suturing. The reconstructed vessels were evaluated macroscopically, angio-graphically and histologically after two months by re- operation. There was a non significant trend towards shorter reconstruction (6.5 ± 1.8 min. for clips vs. 8.5 ± 1.7 min. for sutures, p = 0.15) and clamp times when clips were used (8.4 ± 1.5 min. vs. 10.1 ± 1.3 min., p = 0.15). At re-operation all vessels were found patent without significant histological differences regarding the intimal reaction. VCS clips are a reliable alternative to sutures for vein patch angioplasty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)756-759
Number of pages4
JournalActa Chirurgica Belgica
Volume109
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

Keywords

  • Titanium clips
  • Vascular repair
  • Vascular trauma
  • Vein patch

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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    Pikoulis, E., Rhee, P., Nishibe, T., Koronarchis, D., Leppäniemi, A., Karavokyros, I., Burris, D., Bakoyiannis, C., Fishback, N., Wherry, D., & Rich, N. (2009). Vein patch angioplasty with non-penetrating titanium clips. Comparison to standard suture technique. Acta Chirurgica Belgica, 109(6), 756-759. https://doi.org/10.1080/00015458.2009.11680530