ENHANCED HEALING OF 30-MU-M GORE-TEX PTFE MICROARTERIAL PROSTHESES BY ALCOHOL-PRETREATMENT

B VANDERLEI*, JW STRONCK, CRH WILDEVUUR

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Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) microvascular prostheses with a fibril length of 30-mu-m were pretreated with alcohol (n = 18), implanted into the abdominal aorta of rats and were evaluated at 1 day (n = 3), 1 week (n = 3), 3 weeks (n = 6) and 6 weeks (n = 6) to determine whether alcohol-pretreatment might improve their healing. Untreated PTFE microvascular prostheses (n = 18) functioned as controls (all prostheses: length 10 mm, I.D. 1.5 mm).

The alcohol-pretreated PTFE microarterial prostheses were initially completely filled and covered with clot and showed fast and complete healing within 6 weeks: endothelial cells smooth muscle cells on the luminal surface, and the interstices filled with fibrous-like tissue. In contrast, the untreated PTFE prostheses were initially not filled or covered with clot and showed only healing near the anastomotic sites and scarce tissue ingrowth into the wall.

These results demonstrate that alcohol-pretreatment improves the healing characteristics of PTFE microarterial prostheses with a fibril length of 30-mu-m. The alcohol-pretreatment renders the PTFE material more accessible to clot and subsequently to cells.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)428-433
Aantal pagina's6
TijdschriftBritish journal of plastic surgery
Volume44
Nummer van het tijdschrift6
StatusPublished - 1991

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