Our tips for bronchoplasty using suture holder and tourniquet
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Bronchial anastomosis is an important part of successful bronchoplasty, but it takes time to achieve stable results because of few opportunities to do it. To ensure a stable outcome, we have applied some tips for bronchial anastomosis. One of the tips is the use of a suture holder to obtain appropriate suture pitches, adjusting the discrepancy of the bronchial diameter, and another one is the use of a tourniquet to obtain an adequate tension upon tying the knots, ensuring good operative view.
KeywordsBronchoplasty Bronchial anastomosis Suture holder Tourniquet
We thank Mr. Moriaki Wakabayashi for editing the manuscript.
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