Rupture of a polypropylene suture after aortic operation: a scanning electronic microscopical assessment of potential mechanisms

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_8267FA345FEC
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Etude de cas (case report): rapporte une observation et la commente brièvement.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Rupture of a polypropylene suture after aortic operation: a scanning electronic microscopical assessment of potential mechanisms
Périodique
Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Auteur(s)
Huber  C., Eckstein  F. S., Halbeisen  M., Carrel  T. P.
ISSN
0003-4975
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
04/2003
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
75
Numéro
4
Pages
1318-21
Notes
Case Reports
Journal Article --- Old month value: Apr
Résumé
In surgical procedures, and specifically in cardiovascular operations, the polypropylene monofilament is a widely used suture material. We report an unexplained case of early rupture of a 4-0 polypropylene suture used for the distal anastomosis after replacement of the ascending aorta with a Dacron (Vaskutek, Sulzer Medica, Austin, TX) prosthesis. By trying to identify if intraoperative mechanical damage could have led to the rupture, we obtained impressive results of how different manipulations of suture material using surgical instruments can damage those delicate filaments. Pictures were obtained by light microscopy and electron microscopy.
Mots-clé
Aorta/*surgery Aortic Aneurysm/surgery Female Humans Middle Aged *Polypropylenes Reoperation Stress, Mechanical *Sutures
Pubmed
Web of science
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29/01/2008 15:44
Dernière modification de la notice
03/03/2018 18:50
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