A novel technique to prevent intra-operative pneumothorax in awake coronary artery bypass grafting: biomaterial neo-pleura.

OBJECTIVE Pneumothorax caused by damaged pleura represents the biggest obstacle in awake coronary artery bypass grafting. In order to safely perform this surgery, a new technique was developed to close the damaged pleura. METHODS A rub-and-spray method was employed using polyglycolic acid nonwoven fabric and fibrin glue. At first, some fibrinogen solution… CONTINUE READING