Journal «Angiology and Vascular Surgery» • 

2019 • VOLUME 25 • №3

Huge periprosthetic (peritransplant) seroma of a femoropopliteal bypass graft

Shults O.G., Shults A.A., Orlinskaya N.Yu.

University Clinic, Research Medical University of the Volga Region under the RF Ministry of Public Health, Nizhny Novgorod

Presented herein is a clinical case report of a huge periprosthetic seroma of a femoropopliteal bypass graft made of polytetrafluoroethylene with a follow-up period and unsuccessful conservative management of more than one year. At 15 months after the primary operation, the bypass graft was retrieved and replaced by a knitted vascular graft made of polyester and impregnated with absorbable modified gelatine to decrease porosity, without relapse of the process of transudation into the periprosthetic space. Histological study of the retrieved conduit demonstrated the absence of formation of the intimal layer on the inner surface of the graft and fibrous capsule on the external surface of the main part of the length of the prosthesis, which, apparently, had provided a possibility of long-term preservation of porosity of the material.

KEY WORDS: periprosthetic reaction, periprosthetic seroma, polytetrafluoroethylene vascular graft, neo-endothelialization.

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