Valvular reoperations by left thoracotomy in patients with pectus excavatum

Ann Thorac Surg. 2006 Aug;82(2):733-5. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2005.10.012.


Several alternative approaches to the aortic and mitral valves have been reported recently. We describe a left anterior thoracotomy approach for valvular reoperations in 3 patients with Marfan syndrome and severe pectus excavatum.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Female
  • Funnel Chest / surgery*
  • Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation / methods*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Marfan Syndrome / surgery*
  • Reoperation
  • Thoracotomy / methods*