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The left ventricular resectoscope. A new instrument for the comprehensive resection of the left ventricular outflow tract in hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HCOM).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7605645     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
After disappointing results with non-surgical measures there is now a move back towards surgical left ventricular outflow tract resection as a treatment of choice for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. The traditional operation presents various technical difficulties and occasionally disappointing results. Using a diathermy loop to resect the hypertrophied outflow tract has provided a much more convenient and reliable technique. This paper describes an instrument incorporating all the features of this technique (Left ventricular resectoscope).
B T Williams
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1010-7940     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Publication Date:  1995  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-08-15     Completed Date:  1995-08-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804069     Medline TA:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  211-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
London Bridge Hospital, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Surgical Procedures / instrumentation*,  methods
Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic / complications,  surgery*
Electrosurgery / instrumentation*,  methods
Endoscopy / methods
Heart Ventricles / surgery*
Ventricular Outflow Obstruction / etiology,  surgery*

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