Clip-knotting technique for intracranial arterial suturing through deep and narrow surgical corridors—how I do it
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One of the most difficult procedures through a deep and narrow surgical corridor is tying a knot following microsuturing, even though microvascular suturing is a fundamental technique for neurovascular surgeons.
A novel technique replacing the conventional knot-tying method was devised. The proposed clip-knotting technique uses an aneurysm clip to hold both remaining ends of a thread that is sutured in a running manner.
The proposed clip-knotting technique can facilitate the microsuturing procedure for intracranial arterial repair in a deep and narrow operative field.
KeywordsMinimally invasive surgical procedures Surgical techniques Suture techniques
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The author reports no conflict of interest concerning the materials or methods used in this study or the findings.
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