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|Title:||Minimally invasive surgical closure of atrial septal defects via a right anterior thoracotomy|
|Authors:||Sim, E. |
|Keywords:||Atrial septal defect|
Right anterior thoracotomy
|Citation:||Sim, E., Goh, J.J., Grignani, R.T., Chen, X.Z., Duranni, A. (1999-04). Minimally invasive surgical closure of atrial septal defects via a right anterior thoracotomy. Singapore Medical Journal 40 (4) : 271-272. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.|
|Abstract:||Background: Surgical closure of the atrial septal defect (ASD) is a low-risk operation with little post-operative morbidity involved. The standard approach to ASD closure is via a median sternotomy. However the post-operative midline scar is cosmetically undesirable. Patients: We report our experience with four female patients who have undergone closure of ASD through a right anterior thoracotomy and a left groin incision for femoral cannulation. Results: Post-operative recovery was uneventful. The cosmetic results of their operations were good. Conclusion: Closure of ASD via a right anterior approach is a safe method and should preferably be used in young female patients, as better cosmetic results are expected.|
|Source Title:||Singapore Medical Journal|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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