Minimally invasive thoracoscopic thoraco-femoral bypass: a case report

Cardiovasc Surg. 1999 Mar;7(2):251-4. doi: 10.1016/s0967-2109(98)00120-3.


Thoracoscopic techniques have improved a variety of thoracic surgical procedures. Thoraco-femoral bypass is an exceptional alternative to standard thoracoscopic thoraco-femoral bypass. Herein we report our initial human experience with a thoracoscopic thoraco-femoral bypass.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aortic Diseases / surgery*
  • Arterial Occlusive Diseases / surgery
  • Endoscopy*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intermittent Claudication / surgery*
  • Vascular Surgical Procedures / methods*