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Key-lock type mini-sternotomy: an alternative approach for adult cardiac operations.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23625481     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
An alternative technique for minimally invasive aortic valve replacement and atrial septal defect repair is described. After a 5-cm skin incision, a key-lock type sternotomy is made. Excellent exposure of the right atrium and aortic valve was achieved. The configuration of the mini-sternotomy (or the lock) limits the movement of the sternal surfaces (or the key) on the lateral and craniocaudal directions.
Mert Dumantepe; Arif Tarhan; Azmi Ozler
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The heart surgery forum     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1522-6662     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Surg Forum     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-04-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100891112     Medline TA:  Heart Surg Forum     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E83-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department for Cardiovascular Surgery, Memorial Atasehir Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
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