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A Synthetic Cardiocel Tube for Minimally Invasive Superior Vena Cava Bypass.

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Summary of "A Synthetic Cardiocel Tube for Minimally Invasive Superior Vena Cava Bypass."

Superior vena cava (SVC) occlusion is a condition in which the venous flow of blood to the right atrium is obstructed, requiring a recanalization or bypass procedure. These procedures are traditionally performed via an endovascular repair surgery or a sternotomy, typically with a covered stent or spiral vein graft. However, these conduits have several limitations. We describe a minimally invasive right thoracotomy approach in which we utilized a synthetic tube to bypass an occluded SVC in a 52-year-old woman.

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Name: The Annals of thoracic surgery
ISSN: 1552-6259
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