Ascending aortic replacement through right thoracotomy

Naotaka Motoyoshi, Katsuhiko Oda, Yusuke Tsuru, Koichi Tabayashi

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    A 62-year-old woman with a history of esophageal resection and colon interposition with anterosternal subcutaneous tunnel required replacement of the ascending aorta due to dissecting aortic aneurysm. Preoperative three-dimensional computed tomography enabled us to reveal that right thoracotomy could offer an ascending aortic operation. The patient underwent successful operation under hypothermic circulatory arrest and the right anterolateral thoracotomy provided safe exposure of the diseased ascending aorta even when the suprasternal tunnel precluded conventional median sternotomy.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)97-99
    Number of pages3
    JournalEuropean Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2002


    • Ascending aortic aneurysm
    • Right thoracotomy
    • Three-dimensional computed tomography

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surgery
    • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
    • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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