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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Boehm, J; Libera, P; Will, A; Martinoff, S; Wildhirt, SM 
Title:
Partial median "I" sternotomy: minimally invasive alternate approach for aortic valve replacement. 
Abstract:
Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement using the inversed L-like partial upper sternotomy has evolved during the last 10 years. It is performed with excellent results with regard to sternal stability and cosmesis. However, the lateral incision may result in sternal overriding, instability, or fracture. We present an alternate minimally invasive approach to aortic valve replacement. We performed a partial median "I" sternotomy in 30 consecutive patients: After a 6- to 8-cm skin incision, the...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Ann Thorac Surg 
Year:
2007 
Journal volume:
84 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
1053-5 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0003-4975 
TUM Institution:
chirurgie; r Radiologie und Nuklearmedizin