Protection of Abdominal Aortic Grafts by Omentum Flap

Ismail M. Khalil, David H. Livingston

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Prosthetic graft infection is a devastating complication of aortic surgery with a high morbidity and mortality. In selected cases the use of an omentum pedicle provides excellent coverage of the aortic prosthesis and interposes viable tissue between the suture line and abdominal viscera. The omentum is superior to preaortic soft tissue because of its availability, vascularity, and lymphatic drain age. The technique is outlined and an illustrative case presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)365-367
Number of pages3
JournalVascular and Endovascular Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1986
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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