Endoscopic saphenous vein harvesting: Minimally invasive video-assisted saphenectomy

David G. Cable, Joseph A. Dearani

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A technique of greater saphenous vein harvesting for coronary artery revascularization using an endoscopic approach is herein detailed. The saphenous vein is directly identified at the knee through a single incision. An endoscopic dissector is advanced proximally and distally along the course of the vein, ligating side-branches with clips. The vein is divided at the ends of dissection, dependent on patient anatomy, by either a counterincision, endoscopic clips, or ligation with an Endo-loop.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1183-1185
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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