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Fig. 1 | Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Fig. 1

From: “Extroverted Cuff”, a novel modification of the elephant trunk technique for distal anastomosis of ragged descending aorta

Fig. 1

a The descending aorta is reinforced with a strip of Teflon and the graft is extroverted. b The graft is inserted inside the native descending aorta. c Completion of the distal anastomosis between the external layer of the “extroverted cuff” and the native descending aorta with the fixing sutures. d Transversal view of the extroverted graft. e Further invagination of the “cuff” inside the native descending aorta (represented in dashed lines)

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