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Could the internal thoracic artery be skeletonized?

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Dr. Roberto Rodriguez
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: Yes

During a coronary artery bypass procedure, the mammary artery is taken down from the chest wall.
2 methods are used, . Skeletonized artery, the artery is carefully dissected and mobilized. Pedicle, a full pedicle of surrounding tissue is mobilized along with the artery.

In brief: Yes

During a coronary artery bypass procedure, the mammary artery is taken down from the chest wall.
2 methods are used, . Skeletonized artery, the artery is carefully dissected and mobilized. Pedicle, a full pedicle of surrounding tissue is mobilized along with the artery.
Dr. Roberto Rodriguez
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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Not sure

Not sure what you are asking here.
If you mean can it become calcified over time, the answer is yes, but it is uncommon. This artery is commonly used as a bypass conduit in coronary bypass operations and it rarely develops a problem in the years post surgery, unless it was used inappropriately or if it was used as a free graft (separated from its origin). Hope this helps.

In brief: Not sure

Not sure what you are asking here.
If you mean can it become calcified over time, the answer is yes, but it is uncommon. This artery is commonly used as a bypass conduit in coronary bypass operations and it rarely develops a problem in the years post surgery, unless it was used inappropriately or if it was used as a free graft (separated from its origin). Hope this helps.
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