Toward Routine Minimally Invasive Ventricular Septal Defect Closure Via Right Lateral Minithoracotomy

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AYDIN S., TEMUR B., Basgoze S., Guzelmeric F., Guvenc O., EREK E.

FRONTIERS IN PEDIATRICS, vol.9, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.3389/fped.2021.708203
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, EMBASE, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Keywords: minimally invasive, congenital heart surgery, ventricular septal defect, minithoracotomy, pulmonary stenosis, SURGICAL REPAIR, THORACOTOMY, STERNOTOMY
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Improving the surgical results and recent advancement of transcatheter techniques for closure of ventricular septal defect (VSD) increased the demand for minimally invasive approaches. In this study, we analyzed the results of the patients who underwent VSD closure with right lateral minithoracotomy (RLMT).