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"Cobrahead" graft for intercostal artery implantation during descending aortic replacement.
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PMID:  10800847     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A technique for a separate sidearm graft ("cobrahead") to facilitate reattachment of intercostal arteries in descending aortic replacement is described. The technique allows for very prompt restoration of spinal cord blood flow (via a Y attachment from the arterial perfusion circuit). The technique permits a simple, quick, and fully accessible anastomosis, technically more facile than the traditional side-to-side anastomosis. None of 7 patients treated with this technique had early or late paraplegia. Preliminary computed tomographic follow-up scans confirm patency of the cobrahead graft.
J A Elefteriades; M A Coady; D J Nikas; G S Kopf; R J Gusberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2000 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-05-19     Completed Date:  2000-05-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1282-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Sections of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06510, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anastomosis, Surgical / methods
Aorta, Thoracic / surgery*
Aortic Diseases / surgery*
Thorax / blood supply*

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