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Video-Assisted Inferior Epigastric Artery Harvesting

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The inferior epigastric artery has been used as an alternative arterial conduit in coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Harvesting the inferior epigastric artery requires a long single or double abdominal paramedian incision. This video demonstrates the authors’ approach to using a transverse suprapubic incision, as previously described (1). A minimally invasive approach utilizing a single port technique is then shown. 


  1. Rocha BC, Succi JE, Dauar RB, Kiyose AT, Puig LB, Oliveira SA. Harvesting the inferior epigastric artery through a transverse suprapubic incision. Ann Thorac Surg. 2003 Nov;76(5):1749-50.

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