BACK TOTOP Browse A-ZSearchBrowse A-ZABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ0-9 E-mail FormEmail ResultsName:Email address:Recipients Name:Recipients address:Message: Print-FriendlyBookmarksbookmarks-menuProsthetic graftA prosthetic graft is made out of a man-made (synthetic) polyester material. It is used to replace natural body tissues. Most grafts are in the shape of a tube to replace or repair blood vessels. A graft can be used as a stent to repair an artery, blood vessel, or other hollow structure in your body (such as the tube that carries urine) to hold it open.StentA stent is a tiny tube placed into a hollow structure in your body. This structure can be an artery, a vein, or another structure such as the tube t...ImageRead Article Now Book Mark Article The most common graft material is made of Dacron.A prosthetic graft causes very few reactions. It has no harmful chemicals and is easy for our bodies to tolerate. When it is used in blood vessels, our bodies grow a new lining to the graft over time. The lining is like our natural blood vessel linings.Improvements to prosthetic grafts have reduced the risk of graft infection, but infections can still occur.Open ReferencesReferencesKayssi A, Neville RF. Prosthetic grafts (heparin-bonded and spiral grafts). In: Sidawy AN, Perler BA, eds. Rutherford's Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. 9th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2019:chap 64.AllVideoImagesTogProsthetic graft placement - illustration A synthetic polyester graft (such as Dacron) is sutured to the aorta to repair an ascending aortic aneurysm.Prosthetic graft placementillustrationProsthetic graft placement - illustration A synthetic polyester graft (such as Dacron) is sutured to the aorta to repair an ascending aortic aneurysm.Prosthetic graft placementillustrationRelated Information Review Date: 11/4/2021 Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team. The information provided herein should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed medical professional should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Links to other sites are provided for information only -- they do not constitute endorsements of those other sites. © 1997- © 1997- All rights reserved. A.D.A.M. content is best viewed in IE9 or above, Firefox and Google Chrome browser.Content is best viewed in IE9 or above, Firefox and Google Chrome browser.