Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/132684
Title: Minimally invasive surgical closure of atrial septal defects via a right anterior thoracotomy
Authors: Sim, E. 
Goh, J.J.
Grignani, R.T.
Chen, X.Z.
Duranni, A.
Keywords: Atrial septal defect
Femoral cannulation
Right anterior thoracotomy
Issue Date: Apr-1999
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
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/132684
ISSN: 00375675
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