Journal Basic Info

  • Impact Factor: 1.995**
  • H-Index: 8
  • ISSN: 2474-1647
  • DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647
**Impact Factor calculated based on Google Scholar Citations. Please contact us for any more details.

Major Scope

  •  Thoracic Surgery
  •  Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  •  Endocrine Surgery
  •  Pediatric Surgery
  •  Breast Surgery
  •  Transplant Surgery
  •  Emergency Surgery
  •  Bariatric Surgery


Citation: Clin Surg. 2016;1(1):1024.Case Report | Open Access

Redo Mitral Valve Surgery Via a Right Thoracotomy with Heart-Lung Machine: Presentation of Two Cases

Deser SB and Demirag KM

Faculty of Medicine, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, 19 Mayis University, Turkey

*Correspondance to: Serkan Burc Deser 

 PDF  Full Text DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647.1024


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

Cite the article

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.

Search Our Journal

Journal Indexed In

Articles in PubMed

Risk Factors for Visual Impairment in an Uninsured Population and the Impact of the Affordable Care Act
 PubMed  PMC  PDF  Full Text
Sildenafil Transiently Delays Early Alveolar Bone Healing of Tooth Extraction Sockets
 PubMed  PMC  PDF  Full Text
View More...

Articles with Grants

The Effect of Non-Supervised Physical Activity before and after Breast Cancer Surgery on Quality of Life, Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial (PhysSURG-B)
 Abstract  PDF  Full Text
Closed Reduction and Hollow Screw Fixation with Attachment Point of Gluteus Maximus as Reference Mark for the Treatment of Femoral Neck Fracture
 Abstract  PDF  Full Text
View More...