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Aortic Valve Replacement via Left Thoracotomy After an Esophageal Operation

Authors
  • Takahara, MD, Yoshiharu
  • Sudo, MD, Yoshio
  • Nakazima, MD, Nobuyuki
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1997
Accepted Date
Jul 09, 1996
Volume
63
Issue
1
Pages
225–227
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/S0003-4975(96)00694-7
Source
Elsevier
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Aortic valve replacement was performed through a left anterolateral thoracotomy using cardiopulmonary bypass in a 59-year-old man who had previously received esophageal resection with substernal reconstruction by gastric tube. Through this approach, injury of the reconstructed tube was avoided and the valve replacement operation was safely performed. We conclude that the lateral thoracotomy approach remains a valuable alternative for certain exceptional cases. (Ann Thorac Surg 1997;63:225–7)

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