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Preoperative evaluation of the right gastroepiploic artery using abdominal ultrasonography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16928566     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Preoperative evaluation of the right gastroepiploic artery was performed by abdominal ultrasonography to determine whether the graft was adequate for coronary artery bypass. The gastroepiploic artery was used when the graft diameter was greater than 2 mm with pulsatile flow. Postoperative angiography revealed the gastroepiploic artery dominant, and the graft diameter measured by angiography was almost the same size as that of abdominal ultrasonography. The right gastroepiploic artery (GEA) has been an important arterial graft in coronary revascularization, and the opportunities to use this artery as the in situ or free graft have been increasing lately. However we sometimes experience cases in which the GEA is not suitable for the graft because the diameter is not large enough to anastomose or the blood flow is poor. The aim of this study was to evaluate the graftability of the GEA using abdominal ultrasonography preoperatively.
Masahito Minakawa; Ikuo Fukuda; Mitsuyoshi Wada; Ji Kaiqiang; Kazuyuki Daitoku; Kazuo Itoh; Kozo Fukui
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Evaluation Studies; Journal Article; Validation Studies    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  82     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2006 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-24     Completed Date:  2006-09-13     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1131-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Surgery I, Hirosaki University School of Medicine, Hirosaki, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Anthropometry / methods
Coronary Artery Bypass / methods*
Coronary Stenosis / surgery
Gastroepiploic Artery / transplantation,  ultrasonography*,  ultrastructure
Preoperative Care*
Pulsatile Flow
Radiography, Interventional
Tissue and Organ Harvesting
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Color*

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