Comparison between minimal right vertical infra-axillary thoracotomy and standard median sternotomy for repair of atrial septal defects


YALINIZ H. , topçuoğlu M. Ş. , GÖÇEN U. , atalay A., keklik V., baştürk Y., ...More

ASIAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY, vol.38, no.4, pp.199-204, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.asjsur.2015.01.008
  • Title of Journal : ASIAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.199-204

Abstract

Background: The minimal right vertical infra-axillary thoracotomy could be a safe and cosmetic alternative to standard median sternotomy. This study reviews our results and experience with a minimal right vertical infra-axillary thoracotomy technique for the repair of atrial septal defects compared with standard median sternotomy.