ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Superior vena cava reconstruction during redo cardiac surgery: a case report
Doğan Kahraman, Çağın Zaim, Kaan Kaya, Ümit Özyurda
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Private Kavaklıdere Umut Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2015.10085
Redo cardiac surgeries holds a higher risk of damage to the cardiac and/or mediastinal structures compared to primary cardiac operations. Complicated iatrogenic damages necessitating reconstruction are rarely reported in the published literature. In this article, we present a case of superior vena cava reconstruction with autologous pericardium which was impossible to repair without grafting.
Keywords : Cardiac surgery; parietal pericardium; superior vena cava
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