Direct vision valvulotomy in in situ venous bypass

T. Matsumoto, M. Hashizume, Y. Yang, L. Milewski, D. Naide

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Abstract

The autogenous saphenous venous bypass is accepted as an optimal procedure for distal arterial reconstruction. However, serious complications, including incomplete valvulotomy, laceration of the venous wall and persistant arteriovenous communications, are found in in situ bypasses. To avoid these complications, a new and simple technique using an angioscope in the in situ venous bypass has been developed. Angioscopy prevents tearing of the vein wall and avoids inaccurate incision of the valves.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)362-364
Number of pages3
JournalSurgery Gynecology and Obstetrics
Volume165
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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