Coupled suturing: A new technique for microvascular anastomosis

Huang Cheng‐Da, Neil A. Sharkey, Robert M. Szabo

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The left carotid artery of 12 Sprague‐Dawley rats was sectioned and anastomoses immediately performed utilizing a new technique termed coupled suturing. Patency and constriction were assessed immediately postoperatively and at 1, 2, and 3 weeks. Specimens were also evaluated by light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. Vessels healed well with excellent patency and edge eversion. With the development of a specialized needle, coupled suture could prove to be a reasonable alternative to current methods of anastomosis. Its main advantage is better intimal eversion, which decreases the risk of thrombosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)72-75
Number of pages4
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1991

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery


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