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The radial artery is usually harvested as a pedicle with surrounding veins, perivascular fat, and areolar tissue. We describe an alternative technique of skeletonization of the radial artery and its potential advantages over the pedicled technique.


Journal article


Ann Thorac Surg

Publication Date





298 - 299


Coronary Artery Bypass, Humans, Radial Artery, Surgical Flaps, Surgical Instruments, Tissue and Organ Harvesting