Novel Suture Technique for Hemostatic Aortic Anastomosis: Backstitch


Lafci G., Yalcinkaya A., Diken A. I. , Tasoglu I., Gedik H. S. , Cagli K.

ANNALS OF VASCULAR SURGERY, vol.27, no.5, pp.684-686, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.avsg.2012.07.020
  • Journal Name: ANNALS OF VASCULAR SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.684-686
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Postoperative anastomotic suture line complications, such as hemorrhage and pseudoaneurysm, are often encountered in thoracic aortic surgery. To minimize these complications different anastomotic techniques have been developed. We hereby describe a new distal anastomotic technique, which involves positioning the graft inside the aorta at the distal end, reinforcing the suture line with an externally placed Teflon felt strip, and finishing the anastomosis with a circumferential and continued suture technique called "backstitch."