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great ves·sels

(grāt ves'ĕlz)
Collective term for the venae cavae, pulmonary artery, pulmonary veins, and aorta.
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The ESTECH RAP Cannula is specially designed to enable extracorporeal circulation without the need to have direct access to the heart's great vessels.
MONTREAL -- Laparoscopic injury of the great vessels, while rare, carries up to a 20% mortality rate and a high rate of malpractice, Dr.
If you are coagulating over great vessels or the ureter or part of the bowel, the coagulative process may extend to damage those structures, and so people are a bit jumpy about burning onto those structures," Dr.
Abnormalities of the great vessels of the mediastinum are estimated to occur in approximately 3% of the general population, and tracheal compression by vascular rings and slings is not uncommon.
Placing a coil in the esophagus provides a stronger signal than otherwise available for structures near the esophagus, which include the heart valves, the coronaries and the great vessels.
In later life, there may be problems with floppy heart valves, dilated great vessels and collapsed lungs.
Evidence-Based Surgery: Injury to the Thoracic Great Vessels
Pericardial adhesions subject patients requiring reoperation to potential injuries to the heart, great vessels, and cardiac grafts during the re-sternotomy (1, 2).
Computed tomography (CT) of her chest revealed a moderately-sized mediastinal hematoma with no filling defects of the great vessels and no extravasation.
The CTA showed diffuse atherosclerosis at the origin of all great vessels, including the coronary and carotid arteries.
Retention of a foreign body in the heart or great vessels may be due to direct penetrating injury or embolism.
The significance of anomalous vertebral-basilar artery communications in operations on the heart and great vessels.