Deser SB* and Demirag KM
Faculty of Medicine, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, 19 Mayis University, TurkeyFulltext PDF
The rate of redo surgeries are increasing on account of previously performed coronary artery bypass graft surgeries, aortic/ mitral valve replacement surgeries due to valve stenosis/ regurgitation, mitral valve repair for ischemic mitral regurgitation, the aging in the population, mechanical valve thrombosis and wearing out of the mechanical valves.Resternotomy, anterolateral right thoracotomy or anterolateral left thoracotomy can be prefered for redo mitral valve surgery. Redo on pump beating heart mitral valve surgery via a anterolateral right thoracotomy is safer and reduces the injury risk of patent grafts, adherent tissues and ventricles. Here we present redo mitral valve replacement of the two patients via anterolateral right thoracotomy.
Reoperation; Mitral valve; Thoracotomy
Deser SB, Demirag KM. Redo Mitral Valve Surgery Via a Right Thoracotomy with Heart-Lung Machine: Presentation of Two Cases. Clin Surg. 2016; 1: 1024.