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Technique of harvesting an internal thoracic artery densely adherent to the periosteum.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20667389     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The internal thoracic artery (ITA) has been universally accepted as a superior conduit for patients undergoing coronary artery bypass operations. The harvesting of the ITA is a routine procedure. Rarely, one encounters an ITA densely adherent to the overlying periosteum. We describe a technique of safely harvesting such an ITA using an orthopedic chisel. It is harvested along with a thin bone-flap and periosteum, giving a patent and uninjured ITA.
Pawan Kumar; Bobby Yanagawa; Hiroshi Tuneyosi; Fuad Moussa; Gideon Cohen; George Christakis; Stephen Fremes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  90     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-29     Completed Date:  2010-08-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  681-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2010 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Mammary Arteries / surgery*
Tissue Adhesions
Tissue and Organ Harvesting / methods*
Vascular Diseases / surgery*

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