General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

, Volume 67, Issue 4, pp 370–371 | Cite as

Our tips for bronchoplasty using suture holder and tourniquet

  • Yukio UmedaEmail author
  • Tsutomu Marui
  • Shinji Murakawa
  • Shinsuke Matsumoto
How to Do It


Bronchial anastomosis is an important part of successful bronchoplasty, but it takes time to achieve stable results because of few opportunities to do it. To ensure a stable outcome, we have applied some tips for bronchial anastomosis. One of the tips is the use of a suture holder to obtain appropriate suture pitches, adjusting the discrepancy of the bronchial diameter, and another one is the use of a tourniquet to obtain an adequate tension upon tying the knots, ensuring good operative view.


Bronchoplasty Bronchial anastomosis Suture holder Tourniquet 



We thank Mr. Moriaki Wakabayashi for editing the manuscript.

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Conflict of interest

All authors have no conflict of interest.


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© The Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yukio Umeda
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tsutomu Marui
    • 2
  • Shinji Murakawa
    • 2
  • Shinsuke Matsumoto
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic SurgeryGifu Prefectural General Medical CenterGifu cityJapan
  2. 2.Department of Thoracic SurgeryGifu Municipal HospitalGifu cityJapan

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