TECAB


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TECAB

[Acronym for t(otally) e(ndoscopic) c(oronary) a(rtery) b(ypass)]
A robot-controlled procedure in which the left internal mammary artery is used to bypass the left anterior descending coronary artery without the use of sternotomy. The procedure is a form of minimally invasive coronary artery surgery. In TECAB, several small portholes are made in the chest wall to insert a video camera and robot-controlled and stabilized surgical instruments to improve surgical dexterity and eliminate tremor.
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Mr Casula said: 'TECAB surgery is unique because, unlike a traditional bypass operation, there is no need to open up the chest.
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