- Minimal-invasive, video-assisted vein harvesting for cardiac and vascular surgical proceduresC W Lutz
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Albert Ludwigs University Freiburg, Germany
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 12:519-21. 1997..We conclude that this technique is safe, may reduce the morbidity of saphenous vein harvesting and is associated with a perfect cosmetic result...
- Endoscopic vs. conventional vein harvesting: first results with a new, non-disposable systemC W Lutz
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Clinic, Albert Ludwigs University Freiburg, Hugstetterstrasse 55, 79106 Freiburg, Germany
Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 49:321-7. 2001..Minor complications that do not need surgical revision occur in up to 43 % of cases. We developed an endoscopic harvesting technique using non-disposable instruments to reduce wound complications caused by vein harvesting...