Creation of spliced vein conduit using microvascular anastomotic coupler.
The single-segment great saphenous vein continues to be a conduit of choice for lower extremity arterial bypass. In patients without an adequate continuous segment of great saphenous vein, a spliced vein graft may be used as an alternative. Creating a spliced vein conduit can be technically challenging and time consuming. We present a technique of creating a spliced vein conduit by using a microvascular anastomotic coupler.
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Etkin, Y., Kanchwala, S. K., Low, D. W., Foley, P. J., Jackson, O. A., & Jackson, B. M. (2017). Creation of spliced vein conduit using microvascular anastomotic coupler. Journal of vascular surgery, 65(6), 1845–1847. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvs.2017.01.047
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division