The fate of human umbilical cord vessels used as interposition arterial grafts in the baboon

I. I. Dardik, H. Dardik

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Abstract

Human umbilical cord veins and arteries were used as arterial substitutes in baboons. Eight of ten vein implants in the aortic position maintained patency up to 12 weeks. However, ectasia appeared after one week, and aneurysms developed after three weeks. All eight cord artery implants became occluded after implantation. Althogh it is technically feasible to use cord vessels as arterial substitutes, structural and immunologic modifications will be required to achieve satisfactory results on a practical basis following long term implantation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)567-571
Number of pages5
JournalSurgery Gynecology and Obstetrics
Volume140
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1975
Externally publishedYes

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