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Finger-Thumb Technique for Elephant Trunk Retrieval



Finger-Thumb Technique for Elephant Trunk Retrieval



Aorta 1(6): 286-288



In this report we present a brief video illustrating the "Finger-Thumb Technique" that we have used extensively at our institution for elephant trunk retrieval during second stage elephant trunk procedures. Although only safe in experienced hands, this technique is a viable option in the arsenal of a cardiothoracic surgeon, especially in cases when proximally surrounding a massively enlarged aorta is unappealing.

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PMID: 26798708

DOI: 10.12945/j.aorta.2013.13-064


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