Saturday, July 10, 2010

Axillofemoral graft















This elderly female patient underwent an axillofemoral graft (also called axillofemoral bypass graft) for loss of blood flow in the right femoral artery. The procedure involved connecting the right femoral artery and right axillary artery using an artificial graft tube, which was placed along the subcutaneous plane of the chest and abdomen. This patient underwent Color Doppler imaging to assess the condition and flow in the graft tube. The color Doppler image above shows the artificial axillofemoral graft tube with normal flow through it. Note the large diameter of the graft tube and location in the subcutaneous plane of the chest wall.
Reference: http://www.ajronline.org/cgi/reprint/144/5/1005.pdf
See: http://www.ultrasound-images.com/vascular.htm

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