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Video-Assisted Inferior Epigastric Artery Harvesting
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.
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.