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Heart, Lung and Circulation

Uniportal Endoscopic Vein Harvest Using the Three-Step Haemostatic Technique—A Modified Approach

      Endoscopic venous harvest (EVH) has become widely adopted in routine elective coronary artery bypass graft operations given it reduces surgical-site infections and improves wound cosmesis. The conventional EVH involves a ‘stab and grab’ incision at the inguinal crease, which is a hard-to-reach area for routine wound care. This paper describes the steps of the uniportal EVH, which transects the venous conduit, omitting the need for a stab incision at the groin.

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