[Comparison of mediansternotomy approach vs left thoracotomy approach for distal aortic arch aneurysm, and their postoperative complications].

Abstract

We performed surgery for distal arch aneurysm in 22 patients; through a mediansternotomy in 11 patients (group M), and through a left thoracotomy approach in 11 patients (group L). If the distal position of an aneurysm was located at the pulmonary hilus without severe calcification of the ascending aorta, the mediansternotomy approach was chosen, whereas if… (More)

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@article{Okada2002ComparisonOM, title={[Comparison of mediansternotomy approach vs left thoracotomy approach for distal aortic arch aneurysm, and their postoperative complications].}, author={Hiroshi Okada and Y Ikeda and Masanobu Shigeta and Takafumi Inokuchi and Yasuhiro Kouchi and Hiroshi Miyashita}, journal={Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery}, year={2002}, volume={55 2}, pages={140-2} }