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Auckland DHB Cardiothoracic and Vascular Intensive Care and High Dependency Unit

Public Service, Intensive Care, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery

Axillofemoral Bypass

This procedure is performed to relieve lower limb ischaemia (poor blood supply).

A bypass is created from the axillary artery under the arm to the femoral artery in the groin using a vascular prosthesis (synthetic graft) or a section of the saphenous vein.

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