Key-Lock Type Mini-Sternotomy: An Alternative Approach for Adult Cardiac Operations


Dumantepe M. , Tarhan A., Ozler A.

HEART SURGERY FORUM, cilt.16, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 16 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1532/hsf98.20121096
  • Dergi Adı: HEART SURGERY FORUM

Özet

An alternative technique for minimally invasive aortic valve replacement and atrial septal defect repair is described. After a 5-cm skin incision, a key-lock type sternotomy is made. Excellent exposure of the right atrium and aortic valve was achieved. The configuration of the mini-sternotomy (or the lock) limits the movement of the sternal surfaces (or the key) on the lateral and craniocaudal directions.