February 1973

A Tunneler for Bypass Vascular Surgery

Author Affiliations

Newark, NJ
From the Department of Surgery, Newark (NJ) Beth Israel Medical Center, and the College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School, Newark (Dr. Parsonnet), and Riverside Research Institute, New York (Mr. Driller).

Arch Surg. 1973;106(2):236-237. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1973.01350140092028

The reported tunneler consists of a flexible grasping forceps threaded through a 7.5-mm inside diameter Teflon tube, the distal end of which is covered by a bonnet to render its insertion atraumatic. It can be applied to advantage in most areas of the body.