oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Aortic wraps a modification to Aortic grafting

Volume 35, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



Aortic wrapping has been attempted on occasion when the standard replacement of a diseased lower third of the Aorta by a trouser graft is not feasible. Cellophane has been the most common agent employed, but these wraps have met with minimal success and on occasion has even been passed rectally. Kartchner and Lovett have reviewed the techniques and results of the later procedures replacing the cellophane wraps. In most instances a Dacron sheet was utilized. Six cases are reviewed from a solo private practice in which a standard trouser graft replacement was varied by using an alternative form of wrapping.

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