Usefulness of venous catheter as an intraluminal stent for end-to-end venous anastomosis
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Venous anastomosis is one of the most difficult techniques in vascular neurosurgery.
We present a simple technique of end-to-end venous anastomosis for reconstruction of accidentally injured vein. A venous catheter was used for the stent during the end-to-end anastomosis.
The venous catheter as the stent facilitated confirmation of the ostium of the vein. The venous end-to-end anastomosis was successfully performed.
Accidental venous injury can be reconstructed with the present simple technique.
KeywordsBypass Complication Stent Vein
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