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A fiber-optic retractor for harvesting the internal mammary artery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2383126     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A retractor for exposure and dissection of the internal mammary artery incorporating a fiber-optic transillumination system is presented. The device, which can be converted to a standard sternal retractor, has also proved valuable in improving illumination during procedures on the mitral valve and in facilitating dissection of fibrous adhesions from the anterior surface of the heart at reoperation.
G D Angelini; A A Azzu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  1990 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-09-07     Completed Date:  1990-09-07     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  314-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Surgical Procedures / instrumentation*
Fiber Optic Technology / instrumentation
Mammary Arteries*
Optical Fibers
Surgical Instruments*
Thoracic Arteries*

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