Use of the Hall drill for suturing severely calcified aortas Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Carotid Artery, Internal
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Endarterectomy, Carotid

abstract

  • Heavily calcified aortic and iliac arteries are occasionally encountered that will not yield to currently available needles and sutures. The use of the Hall drill to penetrate such arterial walls, stopping short of the adventitial layer, and Teflon strips to buttress the anastomosis, is an effective means of dealing with this problem. Extensive arterial trauma is avoided and a hemostatic anastomosis may be constructed.

publication date

  • January 1988

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0741-5214(88)90413-2

PubMed ID

  • 3398180

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 198

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 8

number

  • 2