Three-dimensional fixation for spliced vein anastomosis

D. Mittapalli, S. A. Suttie, P. A. Stonebridge

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    Introduction: We describe a new technique of three-dimensional fixation for spliced vein to vein anastomosis. Report: A rig is made from two EASI - Pads with a square hole made in the middle and three cuts made on the outer edges for the stay sutures; a fourth stay suture is held an artery clip. The two ends of the spliced vein to be anastomosed are apposed using four quadrant stay sutures to aid anastomosis with minimal handling. Discussion: This technique simplifies the technical aspects of performing a vein-to-vein anastomosis, allowing reduced handling and improved accuracy of anastomosis.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)e54-e55
    Number of pages2
    JournalEuropean Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Extra
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013


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