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A new probe for the anastomosis of small vessels.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12732095     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We developed new probes with three varying sizes (phi1.0, 1.5 and 2.0 mm) with a trench for guiding the needle which made small vessel anastomoses easy and suture placement accurate with clear identification of the vessel lumen. We evaluated the efficiency of these probes on anastomoses using the bilateral common carotid arteries of cadaver rabbits. The anastomosis time of end-to-side anastomosis was shortened by using the probe from 20.2+/-3.3 to 15.4+/-2.6 min, and of side-to-side anastomosis from 20.2+/-1.3 to 16.0+/-1.2 min. Of the 5 end-to-side anastomoses without the probe, there was one deformity of the anastomoses site and of the 5 side-to-side anastomoses without the probe, there was one stenosis of the anastomosis. There were neither deformity nor stenosis of the 10 anastomoses of 5 end-to-side and 5 side-to-side anastomoses with the probes. In conclusion, the probe with a trench for guiding the needle made small vessel anastomoses easy.
Tetsuro Sano; Touru Yasutsune; Yoshihisa Ooishi; Shigehiko Tokunaga; Hisataka Yasui
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official journal of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1341-1098     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  2003 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-05-06     Completed Date:  2003-08-14     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9703158     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  142-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Maidashi, Fukuoka, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Anastomosis, Surgical / instrumentation*
Carotid Artery, Common / surgery
Surgical Instruments
Suture Techniques / instrumentation*
Vascular Surgical Procedures / instrumentation*,  methods

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