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Self-covered technique for a varix on a saphenous vein graft.
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PMID:  21524487     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We describe a simple technique for eliminating a varix on a saphenous vein graft (SVG). The SVG with varix is passed through a short section of the saphenous vein, and the varix is covered by the short cylinder of the vein. Both parts are fixed by arterial pressure, which expands the SVG. This technique was used in two SVGs in 2 patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting. The grafts were investigated by angiography 1 year after the surgery, and the patency without varix was confirmed. This simple method is feasible to repair a varix of the SVG.
Hiroshi Iida; Toru Sunazawa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  91     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1632-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2011 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Narita Red Cross Hospital, Chiba, Japan.
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