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Right latissimus dorsi cardiomyoplasty in diaphragm eventration and cardiac malposition.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7646119     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cardiomyoplasty recently has been introduced as a surgical therapy for long-lasting cardiac dysfunction in selected patients. We report the case of a patient affected by chronic heart failure, unresponsive to maximal medical therapy, with concomitant posttraumatic injury of the left phrenic nerve, left diaphragm eventration, and cardiac malposition (right displacement). In view of the progressive deterioration of the cardiac function, cardiomyoplasty was recommended, and the right latissimus dorsi muscle was used to perform the wrapping procedure. A 6-month follow-up showed significant functional, as well as hemodynamic, improvements in addition to a reduction in medical therapy.
R Lorusso; G Coletti; A Della Valle; G Steffenino; G Aliprandi; O Alfieri
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  60     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  1995 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-09-20     Completed Date:  1995-09-20     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  452-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Cardiac Surgery Department, Ospedale Civile, Brescia, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiomyopathy, Dilated / complications*,  surgery*
Diaphragmatic Eventration / etiology,  physiopathology,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Pericardium / transplantation
Phrenic Nerve / injuries
Surgical Flaps
Thoracic Injuries / complications*,  physiopathology
Treatment Outcome

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