Wednesday, June 17, 2015

“We’ve selected our image of the week. This image shows...



“We’ve selected our image of the week. This image shows the creation of a replacement inferior vena cava (IVC) made from the patient’s own veins. This biological graft is used to repair an injury to the IVC segment above the renal veins. Reconstruction can also be performed with the synthetic material polytetrafluoroethylene (Teflon), but research suggests that using biological material may be superior because of increased biocompatibility. View this image on Figure 1 to learn more about how this innovative repair is completed.” By figure1 on Instagram



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