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Endoscopic vein harvesting with the aid of carbon dioxide insufflation

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Endoscopic harvesting of the long saphenous vein has been introduced to decrease the morbidity of obtaining venous conduit for coronary artery bypass grafting. Herein is described an endoscopic method using carbon dioxide insufflation into the tissues around the vein. This has several advantages; improved vision, no physical retraction required, easier development of tissue planes, and improved hemostasis.

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Dalrymple-Hay, Malcolm J.R., Alzetani, Aiman, Costa, Robert and Ohri, Sunil K. (2001) Endoscopic vein harvesting with the aid of carbon dioxide insufflation The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 71, (2), pp. 739-741.

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Published date: 2001
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Local EPrints ID: 25965
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/25965
ISSN: 0003-4975
PURE UUID: af5b4047-b37a-49c0-9ced-c8631e051bc2

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Date deposited: 21 Apr 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:08

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Author: Malcolm J.R. Dalrymple-Hay
Author: Aiman Alzetani
Author: Robert Costa
Author: Sunil K. Ohri

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