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Does harvesting of an internal thoracic artery with an ultrasonic scalpel have an effect on sternal perfusion?
|Published in||Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2007, vol. 134, no. 2, p. 442-7|
|Abstract||Despite many animal and clinical studies to date, there is still debate on the effect of internal thoracic artery harvesting on postoperative sternal perfusion and thus healing. We performed a prospective clinical study to assess the postoperative sternal perfusion in patients who underwent surgical coronary revascularization by means of unilateral internal thoracic artery harvesting and to evaluate the effect of 2 harvesting methods, namely electrocautery and use of an ultrasonic scalpel.|
|Keywords||Chi-Square Distribution — Coronary Artery Bypass/methods — Female — Humans — Male — Mammary Arteries/radionuclide imaging/transplantation — Middle Aged — Prospective Studies — Radiopharmaceuticals — Statistics, Nonparametric — Sternum/blood supply/radionuclide imaging/surgery — Technetium Tc 99m Medronate — Treatment Outcome|
|Research group||Chirurgie cardio-vasculaire (105)|
|PEKTOK, Erman et al. Does harvesting of an internal thoracic artery with an ultrasonic scalpel have an effect on sternal perfusion?. In: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 2007, vol. 134, n° 2, p. 442-7. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:35066|