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Can a friend or a family member donate the saphenous vein for ilial bypass surgery?
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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Transplant
A saphenous vein cannot be donated from one person to another. In certain instances cryoprepared (frozen) cadaver veins are used in bypass surgery but only in exceptional circumstances.

In brief: Transplant
A saphenous vein cannot be donated from one person to another. In certain instances cryoprepared (frozen) cadaver veins are used in bypass surgery but only in exceptional circumstances.
Dr. John Landi
Dr. John Landi
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Dr. Patrick Wyffels
Critical Care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Better alternatives
Technically yes. Donated veins ( cadaver ) are used for bypassing arteries of a similar diameter ( primarily leg ).
However, long term results are not as good as the patient's own vein or even "artifical tubes". The iliac artery offers another challenge, it ihas a signicantly larger diameter. Vein can be made into a larger diameter tube but this is time consuming. Other tubes do better, longer.

In brief: Better alternatives
Technically yes. Donated veins ( cadaver ) are used for bypassing arteries of a similar diameter ( primarily leg ).
However, long term results are not as good as the patient's own vein or even "artifical tubes". The iliac artery offers another challenge, it ihas a signicantly larger diameter. Vein can be made into a larger diameter tube but this is time consuming. Other tubes do better, longer.
Dr. Patrick Wyffels
Dr. Patrick Wyffels
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Dr. Peter H'doubler
Surgery - Vascular
In brief: No.
That is a very noble and altruistic idea, but is not something that is done.
Other good options for bypass conduit exist, especially for the bypass of iliac arteries so don't worry.

In brief: No.
That is a very noble and altruistic idea, but is not something that is done.
Other good options for bypass conduit exist, especially for the bypass of iliac arteries so don't worry.
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Dr. Peter H'doubler
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