Fecha de la publicación: 01/03/1999
Autor: L A Carpintero 1, I L Pérez-Burkhardt, D Morais, I Agundez, J A González-Fajardo, L Fernández, A M Mateo, C Vaquero
1Division of Vascular Surgery, Hospital Universitario, Valladolid, Spain.
Tumoral disease of the arteries is uncommon. It is possible that, in tumoral reoperations affecting cervical structures, periarterial fibrosis due to radiotherapy and previous surgery and metastatic adherences to the arterial wall makes radical surgery difficult. We present a case where the surgical treatment of a regional relapse from laryngeal neoplasm needed the removal of the common carotid artery and its reconstruction with autologous patent superficial femoral artery. Surgical technique included a PTFE graft interposition in the leg.