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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Schreiber, C; Bleiziffer, S; Lange, R 
Title:
Midaxillary lateral thoracotomy for closure of atrial septal defects in pre-pubescent female children: reappraisal of an "old technique". 
Abstract:
Our long-term follow-up has revealed that symmetrical development of the breasts is significantly impaired in pre-pubescent female patients subsequent to an anterolateral thoracotomy. Although standard posterolateral and anterolateral right-sided thoracotomies are used for correction of "simple" cardiac lesions such as patency of the arterial duct, coarctation of the aorta, or atrial septal defect, the required partial transection of large muscle groups, and injury to the developing tissues of t...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Cardiol Young 
Year:
2003 
Journal volume:
13 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
565-7 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
1047-9511 
TUM Institution:
chirurgie