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What does DVC stand for?

DVC stands for distal vein cuff


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BK popliteal and distal bypass with PTFE and distal vein cuff is a worthwhile procedure in the absence of autologous vein. The value of thrombectomy following thrombosis of a secondary bypass procedure with PTFE and distal vein cuff is questionable.
During a median follow-up of 14. 4 months (range, 1-50) 26 cases of graft occlusion and 19 major amputations were registered. The primary and secondary patency rates at 12, 24, and 36 months were 57%, 54%, and 47% and 61%, 58%, and 50%, respectively. Limb salvage rates reached 69%, 69%, and 59% at 12, 24, and 36 months. When below-knee revasculanzation is required in patients with limb-threatening ischemia, in the absence ipsilateral greater saphenous vein, PTFE grafts with a distal vein cuff.
We maintain a strong posture toward all-autologous venous conduit use for revascularization of the lower extremities. This includes, ideally, the greater saphenous vein2 and, additionally, arm veins, often spliced together from 2 to 3 segments. 3,4 We have found that patients were coming to revascularization at an older age and after failed bypass without adequate autogenous conduit for limb salvage. Because they were classified as having TASC D arterial lesions and were not candidates for endoluminal therapy, we sought a different strategy previously unused by our group. In this article we describe our experience treating a contemporary consecutive series of patients with critical lower extremity ischemia using polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) grafts and distal vein cuffs.