Lesser Saphenous Vein as an Alternative Conduit of Choice in Coronary Bypass Operations

Daniel H. Raess, Yousuf Mahomed, John W. Brown, Robert D. King

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Dissatisfaction with the use of the greater cephalic vein and the ease of harvest and overall excellent quality of the lesser saphenous vein have caused us to consider this as our alternate conduit of choice when complete revascularization cannot be obtained with the internal mammary artery and greater saphenous vein. We describe our experience with this conduit and our harvesting technique and review the anatomy of this vein.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)334-336
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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