The Japanese journal of surgery

, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp 305–309 | Cite as

An experience using spiral vein graft as arterial substitute

  • Yasunori Koga
  • Masao Tomita
  • Koichiro Shibata
  • Toshio Onitsuka


In two patients with aneurysmal changes due to arteriosclerosis in the axillary and the subclavian artery respectively, spiral vein grafts were used as a substitute for vascular reconstruction. After resection of the aneurysm, these vein grafts resulted in an excellent adaptation to the recipient vessel. Complicated techniques were not required and the construction time was minimal. Such an approach may be used even in adjacent sites to a joint.

Key Words

spiral vein graft composite vein graft aneurysm vascular reconstruction 


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© The Japan Surgical Society 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yasunori Koga
    • 1
  • Masao Tomita
    • 1
  • Koichiro Shibata
    • 1
  • Toshio Onitsuka
    • 1
  1. 1.Second Department of SurgeryMiyazaki Medical CollegeMiyazakiJapan

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