Vessel Harvesting Kits, Minimally Invasive
Definition : Kits designed for vessel harvesting using minimally invasive surgical techniques. These kits are typically a prepackaged collection of instruments such as trocars and dissecting and harvesting rods. Minimally invasive vessel harvesting kits are intended for dissecting veins (e.g., the saphenous vein) and arteries (e.g., the radial artery) from the limbs and/or the mammary artery from the thorax. Harvested vessels are mainly used as bypass grafts in coronary artery surgical procedures but are sometimes used to replace peripheral (e.g., lower limb) vessels; the kits may be also used for other dissection procedures (e.g., nerve dissection) through a surgically created subcutaneous cavity. Dedicated kits with a dedicated endoscope and a camera are available.
Entry Terms : "Minimally Invasive Vessel Harvesting Kits" , "Vessel Harvesting Kits, Non-Endoscopic"
UMDC code : 23940