Videoscopic harvest of the inferior epigastric artery

Ann Thorac Surg. 1999 Feb;67(2):565-6. doi: 10.1016/s0003-4975(98)01294-6.


The inferior epigastric artery has been found to be a useful conduit for performing arterial coronary revascularization. The present report describes a minimally invasive port access technique for harvesting the inferior epigastric artery.

MeSH terms

  • Coronary Artery Bypass / instrumentation*
  • Endoscopes*
  • Epigastric Arteries / transplantation*
  • Equipment Design
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures / instrumentation
  • Video Recording / instrumentation*