ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Minimally invasive multi-vessel coronary artery bypass grafting and concomitant mitral valve replacement via bilateral mini-thoracotomy: An alternative to sternotomy
Barış Çaynak1, Hüseyin Sicim2
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Private Medical Practice, Istanbul, Türkiye
2Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kırklareli Training and Research Hospital, Kırklareli, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2023.23836
Minimally invasive methods continue to become increasingly common in cardiac surgery. In particular, the utilization of thoracotomy in multi-vessel coronary bypass grafting and valve surgery has accelerated, but sternotomy is still applied in combined pathologies. A 76-year-old male patient underwent multi-vessel coronary artery bypass grafting and mitral valve replacement without sternotomy using bilateral mini-thoracotomy, as the patient was old, frail, and had many comorbid factors. In conclusion, this minimally invasive approach can decrease all postoperative complications, accelerate patient recovery, and achieve good cosmetic results.
Keywords : Mini-thoracotomy, mitral valve replacement, multi-vessel coronary artery bypass grafting
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