Do Nuss bars compromise the blood flow of the internal mammary arteries?


YÜKSEL M., Ozalper M. H. , BOSTANCI K. , ERMERAK N. O. , Cimsit C., Tasali N., ...Daha Fazla

INTERACTIVE CARDIOVASCULAR AND THORACIC SURGERY, cilt.17, sa.3, ss.571-575, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 17 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1093/icvts/ivt255
  • Dergi Adı: INTERACTIVE CARDIOVASCULAR AND THORACIC SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.571-575

Özet

OBJECTIVES: Minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum, the so-called Nuss procedure, has become a popular technique in recent years. The internal mammary arteries (IMAs) lie on the posterolateral surface of the sternum, and the Nuss bar is likely to obstruct the blood flow in these arteries. This obstruction could become important in the later stages of the lives of these young people if they were to require coronary artery bypass grafting. The goal of this study is to investigate the extent of obstruction of the IMAs caused by Nuss bars.