This prospective randomised trial obtain an answer to polytetrafluorethylene can be was performed in order to question whether expanded applied as an equivalent to saphenous vein as a femoropopliteal bypass in patients with a symptomatic acelusion of the superficial femoral artery. Chapter 1 deals with the thrornbogenicity of vascular prostheses as well as its prevention.The development of a complete neeintimal lining is one of the most important conditions for the prevention of tbrambosis of vascular prestheses In the human body this lining is never complete. The parts of the prosthesis which are not covered by neointima are highly thrombogenic. This thrombogenicity may probably be reduced by medication which inhibits the aggregation of thrombocytes. Intimal fibrous hyperplasia is responsible for part of the delayed occlusions of srnall vascular prostheses A number of conditions as there are: operative trauma, hemadynamie and mechanic factors play their part in the development of intimal fibrous hyperplasia.

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