INFLUENCE OF LUMINAL PORE-SIZE ON THE PATENCY RATE AND ENDOTHELIALIZATION OF POLYMERIC MICROVENOUS PROSTHESES

RAEC HERMENS, VB DOORN, B VANDERLEI, JM SCHAKENRAAD, AJ PENNINGS, PH ROBINSON, H. Bartels

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In microvenous prosthetic surgery a continuous search for better patency rates is necessary to enable a clinical application, In this search for better patencies, modifications in the wall structure are being made. Directions found in the literature suggest that pore size plays an important role in achieving better patencies. Thus far, no study has been conducted to evaluate the influence of pore size on the patency rate of polyurethane microvenous prostheses. Since polyurethane is known to yield good patency rates, we conducted this study in which we compared different luminal pore sizes with regard to patency. Pore size varied from 0.6 to 20 mu m in microvenous polyurethane-based prostheses (length 5-6 mm, internal diameter 1 mm). The results showed a favorable patency rate in the pore sizes larger than 5.0 mu m (patency 75%) when compared to pore sizes smaller than 2.0 mu m (patency 50%). This study demonstrates that microvenous polyurethane-based prostheses with a luminal pore size larger than 5.0 mu m may yield better patency rates than prostheses with a luminal pore size smaller than 5.0 mu m. Further studies are currently being performed to elucidate the very reasons for this effect. (C) 1995 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)482-487
Aantal pagina's6
TijdschriftMicrosurgery
Volume16
Nummer van het tijdschrift7
StatusPublished - 1995

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