Submitted: 20 Nov 2017
Accepted: 30 Apr 2018
First published online: 21 May 2018
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J Cardiovasc Thorac Res. 2018;10(2):115-117.
doi: 10.15171/jcvtr.2018.19
PMID: 30116512
PMCID: PMC6088758
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Aortic root replacement and valvuloplasty in a woman with severe pectus excavatum


We describe a case of a 43-year old woman with Marfan’s syndrome, tricuspid valve regurgitation and severe pectus excavatum who required an aortic root replacement and valvuloplasty for an ascending aortic aneurism with aortic valve regurgitation and tricuspid valve regurgitation. There was a severe angulation of the sternum which was close to 1.5 cm to the column vertebrae. Such cases are quite rare and always a challenge for surgeons to achieve adequate exposure of the heart and prevent excessive cardiac compression. We present our access, a safe and efficient exposure of the heart in order to achieve the best outcome.
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