Acta Neurochirurgica

, Volume 160, Issue 6, pp 1139–1141 | Cite as

Usefulness of venous catheter as an intraluminal stent for end-to-end venous anastomosis

  • Tetsuyoshi Horiuchi
  • Yoshinari Miyaoka
  • Takatoshi Hasegawa
  • Kiyoshi Ito
  • Kazuhiro Hongo
Technical Note - Vascular Neurosurgery - Ischemia



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.


Bypass Complication Stent Vein 


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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethics approval

All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

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Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tetsuyoshi Horiuchi
    • 1
  • Yoshinari Miyaoka
    • 1
  • Takatoshi Hasegawa
    • 1
  • Kiyoshi Ito
    • 1
  • Kazuhiro Hongo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryShinshu University School of MedicineMatsumotoJapan

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