Brief clinical report| Volume 75, ISSUE 2, P305-307, February 1974

A simple and inexpensive tunneler for use in peripheral vascular surgery

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      A simple and inexpensive tunneler has been employed in arterial grafting encompassing femoropopliteal, aortofemoral, and axillofemoral bypass procedures. This is fashioned from the polyethylene containers used to store Argyll chest and sump drainage tubes. This technique is recommended because of its simplicity, ready availability, lack of expense, and relative safety.
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        A tunneler for bypass vascular surgery.
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