Title

Replacement of Aorta With Embalmed Homografts

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1961

Publication Title

Angiology

ISSN

00033197

E-ISSN

19401574

Abstract

There were 28 dogs which received abdominal aortic homografts that had been taken from dogs embalmed 24 hours previously. Of these grafts, 26 were preserved by the freeze-drying process. Of the animals, 12 had an unembalmed homograft from the same donor, placed in line with the embalmed homograft. This allowed excellent comparison of results. Embalmed homografts were as satisfactory as the unembalmed homografts, and in many cases were more satisfactory. There should be no delay between death and embalming. Careful selection and preparation of the homograft is largely responsible for its ultimate fate. Embalmed freeze-dried aortic homografts have been used for replacement of the abdominal aorta in 2 patients. Both grafts are functioning well at the end of 43 and 45 months, respectively. © 1961, Sage Publications. All rights reserved.

Volume

12

Issue

2

First Page

61

Last Page

65

DOI

10.1177/000331976101200203

PubMed ID

13703824

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