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Minimally invasive vein harvesting in femoropopliteal bypass surgery: does using an old technique give new perspectives? Short report of five patients.
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PMID:  23618592     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: Femoropopliteal bypass surgery is the most commonly performed type of peripheral bypass in vascular surgery. The great saphenous vein (GSV) is the preferred bypass conduit. Commonly used methods of GVS harvesting are related to morbidity, such as wound infection, skin necrosis, hematoma, and edema.
METHODS: In this feasibility study we present an "old-new" way of harvesting of the GSV by inversion stripping, which is significantly less invasive than conventional GSV harvesting, resulting in less morbidity.
RESULTS: All patients recovered uneventfully and all lower limb wounds healed with conventional wound management. No excessive bruising was seen in the VSM trail nor were there any surgical wound infections.
CONCLUSIONS: The inversion stripping of the GSV is an easy, safe, and minimally invasive harvesting technique for bypass surgery.
Attila G Krasznai; Lee H Bouwman; Dennis E J G J Dolmans; Rob J T J Welten; Frans L Moll
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of vascular surgery     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1615-5947     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Vasc Surg     Publication Date:  2013 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-04-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703941     Medline TA:  Ann Vasc Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  525-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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