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Aortic and mitral valve surgery through a superior ministernotomy in pectus excavatum associated with Marfan's syndrome.
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PMID:  17670013     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
The combination of chest wall abnormalities such as pectus excavatum and cardiac disease requiring operative correction represents a clinical challenge to the surgeon. We report two cases of patients with Marfan's syndrome and severe pectus excavatum in whom cardiac operations were successfully performed using a superior 'T inverted' ministernotomy. This approach allowed safe isolation of the target cardiac structures, provided excellent operative exposure and enhanced chest wall stability by preserving the integrity of the lower sternum.
Michele De Bonis; Francesco Maisano; Elisabetta Lapenna; Ottavio Alfieri
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Publication Date:  2003 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-02     Completed Date:  2007-08-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  146-8     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Cardiac Surgery, San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy.
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