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Pericardium reconstruction with the starfish heart positioner after extended thymectomy with combined left side pericardium resection.
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PMID:  23176938     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We describe the use of the Starfish 2 heart positioning device as an aid to pericardium reconstruction after en bloc resection of mediastinal tumors of the left pericardium by use of median sternotomy with anterolateral thoracotomy. The Starfish device, which is a tool for off-pump coronary artery procedures, allows excellent cardiac positioning and hemodynamic stability during pericardium reconstruction through a median sternotomy with anterolateral thoracotomy.
Kimihiro Shimizu; Tetsuhiro Nakano; Seiichi Kakegawa; Yoichi Ohtaki; Toshiteru Nagashima; Mitsuhiro Kamiyoshihara; Jun Atsumi; Hitoshi Igai; Izumi Takeyoshi
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  94     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2136-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2012 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Thoracic and Visceral Organ Surgery, Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine, Gunma, Japan. Electronic address:
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