ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
A PATCHPLASTY TECHNIQUE BY USING THE RADIAL ARTERY AS A TUBE GRAFT IN DIFFUSE LAD DISEASE
Altay Tandoğan, Feragat Uygur, Yuri Pya, Alper Serçelik, Birol Yamak
Sani Konukoğlu Tıp Merkezi, Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Kliniği, Gaziantep
Several techniques have been used to reconstruc the endarterectomized arteries. Saphenous vein, IMA artery itself was used as the patch material. Atrerial grafts have been shown to remain patent even in the presence of negligible forward flow. The patient who admitted to the hospital with unstable angina pectoris underwent to the coronary angiography. During the operation diffuse LAD disease was reconstructed by using radial artery as a tube graft. The end to end anostomosis was performed between the mamary artery and radial artery. In this case report this new patchplasty technique is being presented.
Keywords : Diffuse disease, radial artery, patchplasty, tube graft
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