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A simple method to prevent internal thoracic artery tension: a single pericardio-thoracic suture technique.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15151659     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Tension on the internal mammary artery is a major risk for anastomosis in patients with severe emphysematous lungs. For this reason, it can be necessary to harvest the internal thoracic artery to its origin, to skeletonize it, or as a last resort to use it as a free graft. Sometimes, these maneuvers cannot be enough to solve the problem. A simple suture technique to hang up the pericardium to the chest wall is described that eliminates herniation of emphysematous lungs across mediastinum and reduces tension on the left internal mammary artery.
Denyan Mansuroğlu; Mesut Sişmanoğlu; Suat Nail Omeroğlu; Kaan Kirali; Gökhan Ipek; Cevat Yakut
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiac surgery     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0886-0440     ISO Abbreviation:  J Card Surg     Publication Date:    2004 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-05-20     Completed Date:  2004-11-06     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8908809     Medline TA:  J Card Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  264-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Koşuyolu Heart and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Anastomosis, Surgical / methods
Cardiopulmonary Bypass
Mammary Arteries / pathology*,  surgery*
Pericardium / surgery
Suture Techniques
Thoracic Diseases / prevention & control*
Thorax / blood supply

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