The effect of bilateral internal thoracic artery harvesting on sternal vascularity: a single-photon emission computed tomography study


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Kaya K., Kahraman D., Cavolli R., Emiroglu O., Aslan A., ERYILMAZ S., ...More

TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, vol.17, no.1, pp.18-23, 2009 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Name: TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.18-23
  • Keywords: Coronary artery bypass, internal mammary-coronary artery anastomosis, sternum/blood supply/radionuclide imaging, tomography, emission-computed, single-photon, MAMMARY ARTERY, WOUND COMPLICATIONS, MEDIAN STERNOTOMY, GRAFTS, RISK, SKELETONIZATION, INFECTION, SURVIVAL, BENEFIT

Abstract

Background: We evaluated sternal vascularity after bilateral internal thoracic artery (ITA) harvesting with single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT).