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Author Gaeta, Roberto ♦ Lentini, Salvatore ♦ Tancredi, Fabrizio ♦ Monaco, Francesco ♦ Savasta, Marcello
Source World Health Organization (WHO)-Global Index Medicus
Content type Text
Publisher Wiley
File Format HTM / HTML
Language English
Difficulty Level Medium
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Chemistry & allied sciences ♦ Life sciences; biology ♦ Biochemistry ♦ Natural history of organisms ♦ Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Pharmacology and therapeutics ♦ Diseases ♦ Surgery & related medical specialties
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Eukaryota ♦ Organisms ♦ Cardiovascular Diseases ♦ Diseases ♦ Macromolecular Substances ♦ Chemicals and Drugs ♦ Surgical Procedures, Operative ♦ Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
Subject Keyword Discipline Cardiology ♦ Discipline Surgery ♦ Anastomosis, Surgical ♦ Methods ♦ Aneurysm, Dissecting ♦ Surgery ♦ Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic ♦ Polyethylene Terephthalates ♦ Adverse Effects ♦ Humans ♦ Journal Article
Abstract Bleeding from the anastomotic site is a frequent complication of surgery for acute aortic dissection. Many methods have been devised in order to avoid this problem. We report a simple, easy technique to reinforce the anastomotic sites. One small 4-mm-high ring is cut from the same prosthesis and placed circumferentially inside the aorta edge. Another ring of the same width is opened in a 'C' shape, and placed outside the aorta. The conduit was eventually sutured to the aorta in a standard fashion using a running 3-0 polypropylene suture. The final result appeared good with no bleeding, and the rim lines appear clearer and the edges easier to suture because the Dacron is thinner than other used materials (that is, Teflon). In our opinion, this technique is a simple method to reinforce the anastomosis for both proximal and distal aorta.
Description Country affiliation: Italy
Author Affiliation: Gaeta R ( UOC di Cardiochirurgia, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria, Policlinico G Martino, University of Messina, Messina, Sicily, Italy.
ISSN 08860440
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Reading ♦ Research ♦ Self Learning
Interactivity Type Expositive
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2009-03-01
Publisher Place United States
e-ISSN 15408191
Journal Journal of Cardiac Surgery
Volume Number 24
Issue Number 2

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Source: WHO-Global Index Medicus