Kinking graft-an exceptional late complication of axillofemoral bypass grafting

J Surg Case Rep . 2020 Oct 3;2020(10):rjaa324. doi: 10.1093/jscr/rjaa324. eCollection 2020 Oct.

Fecha de la publicación: 20/10/2020

Autor: Francisco Lozano (1), Carola Rubio (1), Paula Velasco (1), José R González-Porras (2)



1Servicio de Angiología y Cirugía Vascular, Hospital Universitario de Salamanca, Barcelona, Spain.

2Servicio de Hematología, Hospital Universitario de Salamanca, Spain.


The axillary-femoral bypass is an extra-anatomical arterial reconstruction technique whose indications and complications have been thoroughly discussed in the literature. Shortening or lengthening of the prosthesis (by axillary artery traction or graft angulation, respectively) as a late postoperative complication of the procedure has been described only exceptionally. Here we report a kinking of the prosthesis with a very illustrative figure.