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Delineation of peripheral and coronary detail by intraoperative angioscopy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2931056     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In this study, the development of intraoperative angioscopy, the value of the information obtained, and the problems encountered with the procedure are reported. Eight angioscopes, 1.5 to 2.8 mm in diameter, with a line resolution of greater than 0.4 mm at 5 mm, were used. One-hundred ten angioscopic investigations were performed in 46 patients; 24 at peripheral bypass surgery and 22 at coronary artery bypass surgery. These included 68 arteries, 28 new anastomoses, six old grafts, five laser angioplasties, and three in situ vein grafts. The most important finding was that angioscopic data provide information not available from probes or angiography. Angioscopic findings were responsible for a change in surgical procedures in 12 patients (26%) including three anastomotic revisions, three alterations in graft site placement, and two repeat thrombectomies. The most significant technical problems were lack of steerability and insufficient irrigation, which resulted in poor angiographic images. Further technical development is necessary before routine intraoperative angioscopy is practical. Nevertheless, if these problems are resolved, angioscopy will provide unique, high-resolution information which can directly alter surgical therapy.
W S Grundfest; F Litvack; T Sherman; R Carroll; M Lee; A Chaux; R Kass; J Matloff; G Berci; H J Swan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of surgery     Volume:  202     ISSN:  0003-4932     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Surg.     Publication Date:  1985 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-10-17     Completed Date:  1985-10-17     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372354     Medline TA:  Ann Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  394-400     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Balloon / methods
Arteriovenous Shunt, Surgical
Coronary Artery Bypass / methods*
Coronary Disease / surgery
Embolism / etiology
Endoscopy / adverse effects,  methods*
Fiber Optic Technology
Intraoperative Period
Laser Therapy
Postoperative Complications / etiology
Suture Techniques
Vascular Surgical Procedures / methods*
Videotape Recording
Grant Support
1K08HL01381-01/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS; 1K08HL01522-01/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS

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