Extended parasternal approach for aortic and tricuspid valve surgery

Masayoshi Umesue, Koji Matsuzaki, Hiromichi Sonoda, Kanzi Matsui

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We report an extended parasternal approach to aortic and tricuspid valves used in a 31-year-old man. The patient presented with a deformed sternum and severe adhesion between the sternum and right ventricular outflow tract, caused by postoperative mediastinitis, which lasted for 4 years after a radical operation for tetralogy of Fallot during his childhood. The extended parasternal approach provided a safe and excellent exposure of both aortic and tricuspid valves without postoperative chest wall instability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)314-317
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2006
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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