Simple and Useful Method to Minimize Tracheal Compression Resulting From Concave Sternum During Congenital Heart Surgery.

Abstract

A 12-month-old boy weighing 5.2 kg underwent surgical repair for a ventricular septal defect (VSD) combined with airway obstruction resulting from pectus excavatum. His right atrium and left main bronchus were extremely compressed by the sternum. To repair the VSD, we performed a sternal closure for pectus excavatum that used a mesh-shaped bioresorbable device (Super Fixsorb MX40; Takiron Co, Ltd, Osaka, Japan) made of hydroxyapatite/poly-L-lactide composites. After the operation, the cardiac and tracheal compression caused by the sternum was alleviated.

DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.12.105

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@article{Tanaka2015SimpleAU, title={Simple and Useful Method to Minimize Tracheal Compression Resulting From Concave Sternum During Congenital Heart Surgery.}, author={Yuki Tanaka and Takashi Miyamoto and Shuichi Yoshitake and Yuji Naito}, journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery}, year={2015}, volume={100 5}, pages={1901-3} }