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Chirurgia 2020 February;33(1):70-1

DOI: 10.23736/S0394-9508.19.04957-X

Copyright © 2019 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Minimally invasive approach for an adult patient with papillary fibroelastoma: reversed C-shaped partial sternotomy

Masanori HIROTA 1, 2, 3 , Fusahiko ITO 2, Masazumi WATANABE 2, Tadashi ISOMURA 2, Masahiro ENDO 2

1 Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Tokyo Heart Center, Tokyo, Japan; 2 Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Tokyo Metropolitan Hiroo Hospital, Tokyo, Japan; 3 Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama University Hospital, Okayama, Japan



We surgically treated an adult patient with papillary fibroelastoma on the aortic leaflet using minimal invasive approach. Reversed C-shaped partial sternotomy through small midline skin incision was useful for complete exclusion.


KEY WORDS: Minimally invasive surgical procedures; Cardiac surgical procedures cardiac surgery; Surgical wound

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