Experimental anastomosis of small vessels with plastic tubing

B. Szentkereszty, I. Furka, I. Miko

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Forty experimental anastomoses have been prepared with the help of polyethylene tubes on the hearts of 10 human corpses, 2 pigs and 16 dogs. In dogs the left internal mammary artery was anastomized with one of the coronary branches of the moving heart without extracorporal circulation. The plastic tube was moved in the vessel by means of a thread attached to the end of the tube and the tube was retrieved by the same thread before the closure of one of the suture lines. The method is illustrated on schematic diagrams and its advantages are pointed out.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-18
Number of pages6
JournalActa chirurgica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1977


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  • Surgery

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