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Coronary artery bypass via diaphragmatic approach with free graft.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12238879     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To avoid injury to patent bypass grafts or myocardium during median sternotomy in coronary artery bypass graft reoperation, we performed modified minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass to the right coronary artery via diaphragmatic approach using the right gastroepiproic artery. In cases in which the right gastroepiproic artery cannot be used, this technique is performed with a free graft from the gastroduodenal artery. This approach is very useful for reoperation in these circumstances.
Norihiro Kondo; Kenji Takahashi; Masahito Minakawa; Shigeru Oikawa; Masaharu Hatakeyama
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  74     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2002 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-09-19     Completed Date:  2002-10-01     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:  939-40     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Aomori Rousai Hospital, Hachinohe, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Anastomosis, Surgical*
Arteries / surgery,  transplantation
Coronary Artery Bypass / methods*
Coronary Restenosis / surgery*
Diaphragm / surgery
Duodenum / blood supply*
Stomach / blood supply*
Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive / methods*
Veins / transplantation

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