Right Anterior Mini-Incision Approach to Anomalous Right Coronary Artery Repair

World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2020 Mar;11(2):215-216. doi: 10.1177/2150135119892928.


The right anterior mini-incision has emerged as an effective minimally invasive approach for adult aortic root and valve operations. However, adoption of minimally invasive techniques has been limited in congenital heart surgery. We report a case of anomalous aortic origin of the right coronary artery repair performed through this approach. Following successful right coronary artery unroofing, the patient had an uncomplicated postoperative hospitalization.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures / methods*
  • Coronary Sinus / abnormalities
  • Coronary Sinus / diagnostic imaging
  • Coronary Vessel Anomalies / diagnostic imaging
  • Coronary Vessel Anomalies / surgery*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
  • Thoracotomy / methods