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Morphological and histopathological comparison of left and right internal thoracic artery with implications on their use for coronary surgery.
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PMID:  17669993     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Goal of this study was the morphological comparison of the left (LITA) and right internal thoracic artery (RITA). Both ITAs were taken out in 20 autopsy cases. Sections over the entire length of vessel were cut and histomorphological examination was performed. There were no significant differences between the LITA and RITA concerning length, diameter, wall thickness and structure. The occurrence rates of atherosclerosis were equal. Four vessels showed luminal narrowing of more than 50%. There was a good correlation between the length of the sternum and the ITA. According to our findings the morphology of LITA and RITA is similar.
B Märkl; S Raab; H Arnholdt; C Vicol
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Publication Date:  2003 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-02     Completed Date:  2009-12-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  73-6     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Pathology, Klinikum Augsburg, 86156 Augsburg, Germany.
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