Advantages of the L-incision approach comprising a combination of left anterior thoracotomy and upper half-median sternotomy for aortic arch aneurysms.

Abstract

Although surgical outcomes of total arch replacement have improved, the strategy for extended arch aneurysms remains controversial. We have applied the L-incision approach (combination of left anterior thoracotomy and upper half-median sternotomy) for total arch replacement for single-stage repair of extensive arch aneurysms. We retrospectively reviewed the… (More)
DOI: 10.1510/icvts.2011.266791

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